Niger State Police Command has arrested a man, Saliu Lawal, 25, for allegedly raping a three-year old girl.
The incident was said to have occurred on Friday August 23, 2013. It was learnt that the suspect, who was a next door neighbour to the parents of the victim, lured the girl into the premises of a primary school and raped her.
Sources told our correspondent that the little girl’s cries attracted passersby, who caught Saliu in the act.
It was further learnt that as soon as the suspect sighted them, he attempted to flee but was apprehended by the concerned neighbours and handed over to the police at Chanchaga Division.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Richard Oguche, said, “Rape is a capital offence and investigation into this case is almost completed.
“We are waiting for the report of a medical test conducted on the victim before we charge the suspect to court.”
Meanwhile, the police in Ogun State have arrested a 37-year-old man, Sanmi Oyewole, for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl.
Oyewole, a resident of Ayedi Street, Isale Ake Abeokuta in Abeokuta South Local Government Area, was apprehended on Saturday.
The state command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement that the suspect, who had already confessed to committing the crime, said he lured the girl with a N50.
Adejobi stated that Oyewole seized the advantage of the girl’s mother’s absence to lure the minor into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.
The police spokesman said, “The medical report on the girl confirmed that the girl was defiled by the suspect and the suspect has been taken to the state CID Eleweran, Abeokuta ,for further investigation and prosecution.
“A bedsheet stained with blood and a pant were recovered from the room of the suspect, who fled the house immediately after the incident, but was later arrested by police detectives attached to Adatan Division in Abeokuta.”