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 10.15am 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 elected 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.