The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 70-year-old man, Sunday Tugbobo, for allegedly defiling two underage girls, aged seven and eight.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Tugbobo’s arrest followed a complaint by one John Oru, a resident of 10, Ondo road Ijebu-Ode and the father to one of the affected girls. Oru reported that the suspect, who is a co-tenant in the same house, had carnal knowledge of his 7years old daughter.
“He stated further that it was their landlady who caught the suspect right in the act and informed them.
“It was when the landlady was informing them that the other girl who is eight year old also accused the man of having done the same thing to her earlier.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime. He also admitted that he lured the two minors to his room with mince pie at different time where he had carnal knowledge of them.
“The two victims have been taken to Ijebu-Ode general hospital for medical examination.
“Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for further investigation and prosecution,” he added.