Men of the Lagos Police Command have arrested one Ayo Adenupebi, for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl in the Akodo area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Wednesday that Adenupebi was arrested after the victim’s sister made a report about the incident at the Akodo Police Station.

He stated that detectives detailed to investigate the case arrested the suspect, adding that the victim had been taken to hospital for treatment.

Ajisebutu said, “Detectives at the Akodo Police Division, Lagos State, have arrested one Ayo Adenupebi, 20, resident of Ise town, Akodo, for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old minor who lives on the same street with him.

“The incident was reported after the victim’s elder sister noticed blood stains on her thigh around 7pm on October 1, 2021. When asked, the victim alleged that the suspect sexually assaulted her and warned her against telling anyone, including her parents.

“Following the report made at the Akodo Police Division by the victim’s father, detectives immediately arrested the suspect. Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but pleaded for leniency.

“The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution. Meanwhile, the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

“The CP who condemned this criminal act, admonishes parents and guardians to keep an eye on their wards, particularly the female children, to avoid being sexually violated by shameless and irresponsible men preying on innocent female children in the neighbourhood.”