A 45-year old man, Musibau Asinde, now in police net in Ilaro, Ogun State, was alleged to have accosted an 11-year old girl in his neighborhood at Ibese and forcefully have carnal knowledge of her.
But the girl, hit by the strange development, got home and relived her nasty experience to her mother, who raced to Ilaro Police Station and lodged a complaint.
Giving the nauseating report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Opebiyi Sunday led led a team of detectives to the scene of crime and arrested the suspect.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press release made available to Crimepuzzle, revealed that the victim’s mother, Mrs Idowu Risikat, complained that she sent the little girl on an errand at about 7:30 pm on June 5, 2018, adding that the girl got back home later than expected and narrated her to in the hand of the suspect to her mother.
“On receipt of the report, the DPO Ilaro Division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, led his men to the resident of the suspect where he was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it all on the devil”, the statement revealed.
The victim, according to the PPRO, had been taken to Ilaro General Hospital for medical attention, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the suspect be transferred to the state Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper investigation and prosecution.
Iliyasu has consequently advised parents to be choosy of what time to send minors on errands, especially at night, and avoid making them easy preys to “hawks” like Musibau, who he described as an animal in human flesh.