Man arrested for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl

Girl was raped four times

A man, who claimed to be a journalist, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Ijebu-Ode.

The 47-year-old suspect, Tosin Awotedo, was said to have raped the girl, a ‘fufu’ hawker, four times on Wednesday in his Igbeba apartment.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the suspect was arrested by the police after the victim’s mother, who was alerted by her neighbours, reported to the police.

When the suspect was interrogated by the Divisional Police Officer Igbeba, Halilu Muahawiya, he claimed to be a journalist. This was later found out to be false.

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the story.

Mr. Adejobi said the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination and that a case of defilement was established against the suspect who would be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Eleweran, Abeokuta for prosecution.

Robbery suspect killed

Meanwhile, the anti-crime patrol attached to the Onipanu Division, Ota, Ogun State on Wednesday engaged some armed men in a shootout at Ilasa Road, Iyesi, Ota. One of the robbers was killed while the others reportedly escaped with bullet wounds.

Mr. Adejobi, in a statement, said the robbery victim recounted that the robbers trailed him from a bank where he withdrew N100, 000 and robbed him at gunpoint in his residence in Iyesi Ota.

“The police detectives, who responded swiftly to a distress call from his neighbours, gave the robbers a hot chase before the gun battle ensued between the police and the robbers. One browning pistol with its ammunition and N65,000 were recovered from the dead robber. The command wishes to assure the general public in Ogun State of adequate protection of lives and property and urges the good people of the state to always contact the police whenever the needs arise as the Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Ikemefuna Okoye appreciates those neighbours of the victim who put a distress call across to the police,” the statement said.

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