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Police detectives attached to the Ajegunle Division in Lagos State have arrested a 34-year-old man, Godwin Iroro, for defiling his friend’s 10-year-old daughter (name withheld).
The suspect, who was arrested on November 25, 2021, blamed the devil for the act.
Iroro was arrested following a complaint lodged at the Police Station by the victim’s father, Chukwudi Chime, who upon noticing the unusual and awkward movements of his daughter probed to know what happened to her.
The Command’s spokesman in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement said the suspect confessed to the crime but blamed the devil.
“The little girl when questioned, disclosed that her father’s friend, a father of four who also lives in the same house at 5, Iyalode Street, Ajegunle, Lagos, had carnal knowledge of her when her father was not at home.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that both men are separated from their wives. While the victim lives with her father at the above address, the suspect’s four children live with their mother in Asaba, Delta State.
“The suspect, upon interrogation, confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil. He also confessed to have sexually abused the little girl only twice before the evil was uncovered.
“Angered by the beastly attitude of the paedophile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, immediately directed that he should be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Police Command for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
“The CP warns such licentious men who would not keep their restless manhoods in check to desist from such contemptible act or face the grave consequences.”