A 28-year old man has been arrested Adetayo Razaq by the Lagos State Police for allegedly raping eight year old girl.
The suspect, a resident of of Alladi Ijelu Street, Agunfoye, Ikorodu area of Lagos, was nabbed by the police following a report against him at Ikorodu Police Station.
Razaq, a tiller and father of two was said to have lured the victim with biscuits and took her to his room where he had carnal knowledge of her.
The police in a statement said: “The father of the survivor reported at Ikorodu Police Station that when he returned home and met his 8 years old daughter (name withheld) in pains, complaining of discomfort and stomach aches. The father left the girl with her two brothers ages 10 and 12 as their parents are separated and living apart. On inquiry, she told her father that on 31/03/2020, one Adetayo Razaq ‘m’ 28 years old of Alladi Ijelu Street, Agunfoye, Ikorodu gave her biscuits and took her to his room where he had carnal knowledge of her. The survivor was taken to hospital for treatment and forensic examination. The suspect, was arrested by detectives from the Juvenile Welfare Centre, Ikorodu Police Station.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred to Gender Unit, Command Headquarters Ikeja for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.