Man remanded in prison for defiling three-year- old girl

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 25th, 2014

A 19-year-old man, Arogundade Opeyemi, has been remanded at Agodi prison, Ibadan, Oyo State, for allegedly defiling a three-year old girl in a church.

The suspect was remanded by a magistrate court pending hearing of the case on September 12, according to a statement by the Oyo State Police Command.

The suspect was said to have had a carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s daughter in a church at Kuola area of Apata, Ibadan, on August 2.

The police disclosed that the suspect took the girl to the church located beside the house around 8:00 pm on the fateful day under the pretence of playing with her as usual.

“The suspect laid the little girl on the floor in the church, tore her pant and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Immediately he perpetrated the act, he ran away, leaving the crying girl on the floor of the church. When her mother heard her outcry, she rushed out to inquire from her daughter what had happened and she gesticulated by touching her private part and mentioning the suspect’s name,” state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Olabisi Clet-Ilobanafor, said in the statement.

The PPRO disclosed that medical report confirmed that the girl’s hymen has been broken, adding that there was an area of trauma on the vulva, corroborating defilement.

“Detectives hunted for the suspect and he was eventually arrested.

“The suspect has been arraigned in a magistrate court for an offence of defilement which is contrary to and punishable under section 218 of the criminal code cap 38 vol. 11 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000,” the statement added.

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