Police Parades Suspects for Defiling 3 Year Old

The Osun State Police Command has paraded a 29-year-old Adeleye Olusesan who allegedly defiled a three-year-old daughter of his lover.

The police also paraded 5 other suspects over various offences, ranging from murder to armed robbery.

Addressing newsmen at the Command’s Headquarters in Osogbo, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo stated that the incident occurred on the 18th of February at Ifetedo in Ife South Local Government Area, where the three-year-old girl was entrusted in the care of the man who was a lover to her mother.

According to the police boss, the mother upon return met her daughter lying in the pool of her blood, having been sexually assaulted by her mother’s man friend.

Mr Kokumo said, medical reports at the hospital where the girl was still recuperating revealed extensive damage to her private part.

Another case was that of one Idowu Adejare who murdered his friend, James Yankume in Ikotun village, Awo in Egbedore Local Government, over a misunderstanding.

The Commissioner of Police said Adejare allegedly proceeded to his friend’s house the following morning, chased him and his wife into the bush, matcheted and beheaded him, and hid the remains in the bush where it was later discovered.

Other suspects paraded were Babatunde Odunayo and Akinola Tosin who claimed to be military personnel, but robbed people of their belongings.

Mr Kokumo alleged that the suspects had at many times used the military uniform to rob operators of Point of Sale machine, POS, in Ile Ife.

Reacting, Osun State Chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Mrs Motunrayo Ayegbayo told newsmen that the Association was particularly interested in the case of the suspect who defiled the three-year-old girl.

Mrs Ayegbayo pleaded with the police to ensure that the accused was charged to court as soon as possible.

The police boss, who promised to promptly charge all the suspects to court, called on the people to support the police with relevant information in the fight against crime.

Adenitan Akinola

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