21- year old man, Julius Afuape has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a 13-year old girl at Ayetoro area of Ogun state.
This was stated in a release by the spokesman of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, which was made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
The statement reads, ”The suspect was arrested following a report by the aunty of the victim who reported at Ayetoro divisional headquarters.
“She came back from work on September 30th, 2020 at about 3:45 pm only to discover that her 13 years old niece had been sexually abused by the Afuape who lives in the same neighborhood with them.
“The victim explained that she was alone in the house when the suspect came at about 1:30 pm and claimed that he was sent by the victim’s aunty to come service her generator.
“It was on that excuse that he was allowed to gain entrance into the apartment. But, on getting inside, he forcefully dragged the victim to her aunty bedroom where he had carnal knowledge of her.
“The suspect took to flight immediately after the incident consequent upon which the DPO Ayetoro division, CSP Mobolaji Jimoh directed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.
“The efforts of the operatives paid off on Friday 2nd of October 2020 when the suspect hideout was located and he was promptly arrested. He has made a confessional statement admitting that he actually committed the crime.
“The victim was taken to the general hospital where it was medically confirmed that the victim’s virginity had been broken.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police (CP) Edward Awolowo Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.”