Septuagenarian arrested for raping little girl

Septuagenarian arrested for raping little girl
November 10 11:08 2016

A septuagenarian has been arrested by the Ogun state police command for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl.

Gabriel Akindele, 70, allegedly raped the girl in a toilet even though she is deaf and dumb.

The incident was said to have happened on Tuesday on Michael Ayegusi Street, Owode Ijako, in the Ado-Odo/ Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim.

“The mother, who noticed an unusual behaviour from the girl after the incident, used sign language to inquire from her daughter.

“The girl informed her of the incident, which prompted the mother to report the matter to the police,” he said.

Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said  after a complaint was made about the matter, the Divisional Police Officer, Sango Ota, Akinsola Ogunwale, detailed detectives to the scene; and the old man was subsequently arrested.

He addded that the suspect allegedly owned up to the crime.

He added that the Commissioner of Police,  Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the case be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for proper investigation.