Man arrested for defiling neighbour’s 13-year-old daughter in Lagos

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The Police Command in Lagos has arrested a 32-year-old man in Lagos for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 13-year-old daughter.

The states Police spokesman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu who made this known in a statement on Sunday said the suspect was arrested after allegedly committing the offence on Sept. 20.

Ajisebutu said the incident occurred after the suspect’s wife went to a vigil in one of the churches in the neighborhood.

“The victim’s mother had kept her in the custody of the suspect’s wife when she travelled out of town for three weeks.

“According to the victim’s mother when she returned from the journey, the victim reported to her that she was defiled by the suspect.

“However, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime while pleading for mercy,’’ CSP Ajisebutu said.

He said the victim had since been taken to the hospital for medical care.

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“The case has also been transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for investigation and prosecution on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu,” he added.

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