by ‘Jola Sotubo
A 60-year-old man in Ogun has been apprehended by the police following reports that he had raped a young girl.
The suspect, identified simply as Akinduro, is said to be the owner of a private hostel in the Ikenne area of the state.
The 12-year-old girl, a student of the Mayflower school, was one of the residents of his hostel and Akinduro was said to have had forceful sexual intercourse with her twice.
Findings revealed that the her parents could not afford the exorbitant accommodation fee in the school, prompting her parents to send her to the private hostel. However, the custodian, Akinduro, had carnal knowledge of her on two occasions and the girl could no longer cope with the situation and raised the alarm which attracted sympathisers.
Also, the matter was said to have been suppressed for days until the quick intervention of some concerned citizens who notified Ogun police and his arrest was effected. Confirming the arrest, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, said investigations revealed the suspect did not have a clean record.
The PPRO said the suspect had been involved in such acts before and such cases were swept under the carpet.
‘’The girl gave us some descriptions which fits the man. Truly, he had carnal knowledge of her on Friday and Sunday.
“On getting to the community, we discovered that he had been caught in such act on several occasions but the victims did not report such incidents for reasons best known to them.”
Adejobi, however, said the suspect would face the music this time around.
He said: “Personally, I hate such acts, also, Nigerian law is against it. Imagine somebody who supposed to be a custodian of a 12-year-old girl was now caught defiling her. He is not supposed to go scot-free.”