A 48-year-old man, Adekola Adeshina, is currently in the custody of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, disclosed this in a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday.
Adeh said the suspect was arrested based on a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother.
The statement read, “Operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the Apo Divisional Police Headquarters, at about 10.15 am on March 22, 2023, received a complaint from a woman (name withheld) living close to Prince and Princess Estate.
“She complained that she was suspecting her neighbour, Adekola Adeshina, a 48-year-old male, of sexually engaging her 10-year-old daughter (name also withheld).
“The suspect, shortly after being arrested and interrogated, voluntarily accepted in a written statement to have carried out the dastardly act severally.”
Adeh added that the 10-year-old victim is still undergoing medical examination, while the suspect remains in police custody and will be dragged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.
She quoted the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Sadiq Abubakar, as calling on parents and guardians to pay attention to changes in the behavioral pattern of their wards around individuals and ensure that measures are put in place to shield them against sexual crimes.