Written by Oluwole Ige, OsogboMonday, 26 November 2012
A middle-aged man, names withheld, has been apprehended by the police for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in Osogbo, Osun State.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the suspect allegedly raped the girl around 6:30a.m. near Salvation Army Primary School, Oke-Fia area of the city at the weekend.
According to the mother of the girl, Romoke, she left the girl in the room and went to the other building to fetch water while her daughter was still asleep.
Narrating her ordeal, the mother of the victim said before she could return to the house, the suspect had sneaked into her room and had carnal knowledge of her little daughter.
When she returned to her room and caught the suspect raping the girl, she raised the alarm, a development which attracted other neighbours, who intervened and assisted in apprehending the suspect.
The act was later reported to the police and the little girl was taken to Osun State Police command clinic for medical attention.
Confirming the development to newsmen, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Folasade Odoro, said that the minor was receiving medical treatment and that investigation was already on over the incident, while she urged parents to always ensure security of their children in the state.