Crime

75-Year-Old Arrested for Sexual Molestation of Minor in Osogbo

A 75-year-old man, Jacob Ayinla, has reportedly raped a 15-year-old local juice seller popularly known as ‘Pito’ in his apartment in Osogbo, Osun State. 

A resident of the area told Radio Nigeria that the incident happened on Wednesday evening around Odi-Olowo area, Osogbo when Ayinla lured the girl into his house under the pretense that he wanted to buy the local juice from her.

Another source confirmed that the victim lived around Aresa area, Osogbo with her relative who produces the local juice for her to hawk every day. 

He said she reported the issue to the police station, informing the police’s visit to Ayinla’s House and eventual arrest around 6:30 PM on Wednesday. 

When the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Osun Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola was contacted, she said, the victim reported the matter to Oja Oba Police Divisional Headquarters that she was raped by one Jacob Ayinla after he lured her to his house under the guise that he wanted to buy ‘Pito’. 

Mrs Opalola confirmed that the culprit was arrested while the girl was taken to the Police Hospital for a medical test. 

Adenitan Akinola

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