The suspect, the child’s neighbour at Ijeun-Titun area of Abeokuta, confessed to the crime during interrogation and attributed his action to devil’s work.
The suspect was said to have lured the girl into his room under the pretext of needing to send her on an errand to buy food items. As soon as the innocent girl entered the bedroom, the suspect shut the door behind his target and pounced on her.
The screams of the girl from the room attracted the neighbours who ran to the doorstep and forced the door open to rescue her. They took her to a hospital when they discovered that she was bleeding.
The father of the rape victim, Kehinde Adebayo, thereafter reported the case to the Kemta Police Station in the town leading to the suspect’s arrest.
The suspect, a father of two children, in his statement during interrogation admitted to the crime.
He said he could not ‘penetrate’ the girl; hence he spilled his sperm on her. He said he fingered the girl’s private part which led to her bleeding; and pleaded for mercy.
The distraught victim narrated the incident.
“I was washing clothes downstairs when he (rape suspect) called me to come and help him buy food outside the neighbourhood. But just as I entered the room, he closed the door and forced me to have sex. I shouted which attracted our neighbours who came to my rescue,” she said in Yoruba language.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident and said the suspect is in custody as further investigation continues.
He added that, the victim had been taken to a hospital for medical examination.