One Abiodun Ojo, 38, was arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl, on Sunday at Magbara Village, Idiroko, Ogun State.
The suspect, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, was a co-tenant with the victim’s parents.
He was said to have lured her to a bush path, under the guise of sending her on an errand. He was said to have forcefully penetrated the minor whose screams attracted the attention of local guards.
“It was the shouting and crying of the girl that attracted the attention of local vigilante operatives who rescued the girl and placed a distress call to Police at Idiroko division. The DPO, CSP Aloko Amodu, quickly led his men to the scene and promptly arrested the suspect who had been severely beaten by angry mob”, Oyeyemi stated in a press statement made available to Crimepuzzle.
The PPRO further said that both the suspect and the victim were taken to the hospital for medical attention.
According to him, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution of the suspect.