The police command in Ogun says it has arrested 20-year-old Hammed Lawal for allegedly defiling a 11-year-old girl in the bathroom at Aiyepe Ijebu in Odogbolu local government area.
SP Omolola Odutola disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
According to Odutola, a parent had reported at Odogbolu division that Lawal of 5 Aba quarters wilfully and unlawfully had canal knowledge of his daughter inside his bathroom.
” He further narrated that the suspect has been harassing his daughter sexually for a long time, but he did not mention what steps he took to scare off the suspect off his daughter.
” The victim has been taken to Odogbolu general hospital for medical examination, emotional therapy and counselling.
” The law of defilement in Nigeria is trite, Section 218 of the Criminal Code Act. The section states that Any person who has unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 13 years is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.
” This is for the determination of the Court. As soon as investigation is concluded, the suspect , who is deemed to know the law by virtue of being above 18 years, will be charged to Court on the strength of material evidence from forensic examination, ” she said.
The police spokesperson added that penultimate week not less than four defilement cases were reported.
She said that the spike of it had made the Commissioner of Police CP Abiodun Alamutu to urge parents to embrace authoritative and supporting style of parenting skills which at the long run would build obedience, discipline, and confidence in their children.