The Police in Ogun State have arrested a septuagenarian, Pa. Gabriel Akindele, for sexually abusing an eight year-old girl, who is dumb and deaf. Akindele, who resides at the Owode-Ijako area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government of the state, allegedly lured the girl to the toilet and raped her there.
According to The Nation, the victim’s mother discovered strange behaviour in her daughter and upon asking through a sign language, the little girl pointed her finger the private part. And when the mother examined the girl closely, she broke down in tears when it dawned on her that the innocent child had been violated and quickly reported the shocking find to the Police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the alleged crime, said the suspect – Pa Akindele was arrested Wednesday following complaint lodged by the victim’s mother at the Sango Divisional Police Station. Oyeyemi added that the old man had confessed to committing the alleged crime.
“Upon the report, the DPO Sango Ota, SP Akinsola Ogunwale detailed detectives to the scene and the randy old man was subsequently arrested. On interrogation, he opened up to the commission of the crime. It was discovered that he lured the girl to the toilet where he unlawfully had carnal knowledge of her,” Oyeyemi stated.
According to Oyeyemi, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has also directed that the case be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation.