A 60-year-old man, Mayegun Alani, has been arrested by the Nigerian police in Ogun State for allegedly raping a girl of 6 in Sango, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.
Ogun police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, told media correspondence that the suspect, a landlord, committed the crime on Thursday.
Mr. Adejobi said the girlâ€™s mother reported to the police after the victim complained of pains in her private part.
â€œThe mother asked the little baby some questions which gave a clue that the landlord was responsible,â€ he said.
The suspect was subsequently arrested by the police.
â€œInitially he denied the allegation but later confessed to the crime,â€ Mr. Adejobi said. â€œHe said that he has been having unlawful carnal knowledge of the girl for at least a month. And medical report confirmed that the girl has been raped.â€
The spokesperson said the Assistant Inspector General of Police in the zone, Abdulmajid Ali, has directed that the case be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence of the command for thorough investigation and prosecution.