The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 43-year-old man, Ini Udoh, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of three minors. Two of them are nine years old, while the third is 12 years old, Daily Trust gathered yesterday.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect lives in the same compound with the victims’ parents at No. 2 Agboola close, off Ijoko road, Sango.
He allegedly lured the girls into his room anytime their parents and his wife were not around under the pretence of sending them on errand.
“But he would turnaround to have sex with them. Trouble started when the mother of one of the girls noticed what looked like sperm in her pant while washing it and this aroused her curiosity which made her to question the girl. “It was this that led to the revelation that the suspect has been having sex with her and two others whenever their parents are not at home,” he said.
Following the revelation, the fathers of the three girls – Lateef Sikiru, Lawrence Effiom and Ikechukwu Udozor – jointly made a report at Sango police station consequent upon which the DPO, SP Akinsola Ogunwale, detailed detectives to arrest of the suspect.
“The three victims have been taken to the General Hospital for medical attention and report. The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered immediate transfer of the case to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect,” Oyeyemi said.
He also advised parents to always keep an eye on their children, especially the females to save them from being abused by “shameless old predators”.