An 85-year-old man identified as Rafiu Abimbola has allegedly raped and impregnated a 12-year-old girl (name withheld) in Isundunrin community, Ejigbo local government area of Osun State.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the girl, who is now four-month pregnant didn't share her ordeal with her family because the octogenerian had threatened to kill her if she revealed the illicit act to anybody.
One of the family members who spoke under anonymity, said that the old man had severally raped the innocent girl before it resulted in pregnancy.
The case was reported to the police station in Ejigbo after a test conducted at a hospital in Ejigbo showed that the girl was four - month pregnant.
He, however, expressed disappointment that the Divisional Police in Ejigbo released the perpetrator the same day the case was reported.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident, however, maintained that the suspect has been arrested and interrogated.
“A 12-year girl with her mother reported the case in the station that one 85-year old man had sexual intercourse with her in September 2020.” she stated.
She said that investigations are on the case while the girl had been taken to hospital.