Oyo- A 17-year-old Senior Secondary School
student of Ansar-u-Deen Secondary School, Saki,
Oyo State, (names withheld), has been arrested
by the police in connection with an alleged
defilement of a four-year-old girl (names

The incident was reported to have occurred on
Sunday, November 11 at Ile Mesiah, Modina area
of Saki, when the little girl’s mother, Mrs Sherifat
Ahmed, sent her on an errand to go and buy a
razor from a neighbour’s shop withinthe
compound they reside in.

The woman, in her report at Saki police station,
claimed that after about 30 minutes, she stepped
out of her room to check on her daughter but
saw her coming out of the shop, which door
was closed in contrast to how it was usually left

Mrs Ahmed told the police that she also noticed
that the girl’s skirt had been removed while her
pants were torn.
This, she added, prompted
herto check her daughter’s private, and to her
bewilderment, she noticed a deposit of slimy
substance like semen.

Based on the report, the Divisional Police Officer,
Mr Mohammed Suleiman Baba, a Superintendent
of Police, sent some detectives to the scene and
the suspect was promptly arrested. After initial
investigation, the case wastransferred to the State
Criminal Investigation Department (SCID),
Iyaganku, Ibadan, for further investigations.

However, during an interview with Crime
Reports, the suspect denied having carnal
knowledge of the litle girl, saying that the woman
lied against him because of the problem he had
with her which made them not to be on
speaking terms.
Sobbing as he was narrating how the incident
happened, the teenager said: “The girl came to
buy blade from my stepmother’s shop.
She asked me to help her attend to the girl and I did,
after which I went back upstairs where we live.
About five minutes after, the girl’s mother came
and wanted to break my head with a stickbut I
stopped her with my hand.
“My stepmum came out and appealed to her but
she was shouting that I defiled her daughter. My
stepmother begged her again andtold her to
await my father’s arrival. When my father returned to the house, he was angry withthe
woman’s report, saying that he had warnedus
not to mingle with small kids in our compound
“He took a cane and beat me, after which I went
to wash my clothes. It was while I was doing
this that police came to arrest me. I had aquarrel with the woman and I stopped greeting her.

Maybe that was why she told a lie against me.”
Confirming the story during a press briefing
recently, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in
Oyo State, Mr Clement Adoda, said the boy
would soon be charged to court. Crime Reports
gathered that the case was eventually charged to
court on Friday, November 16.
The magistrate adjourned the case to November
29 while she ordered that the suspect be kept in
police custody till the date of adjournment.


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