A 34-year-old man, Godwin Iroro, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police command for defiling his friend’s 10-year-old daughter.
The suspect, who was arrested on November 25, 2021, blamed the devil for his action.
Iroro was arrested after a complaint was lodged at the Police Station by the victim’s father, Chukwudi Chime, who noticed unusual and awkward movements of his daughter.
The Command’s spokesman in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement confirmed that the suspect confessed to the crime but blamed the devil.
Part of the statement read, “The little girl (victim) when questioned, disclosed that her father’s friend, a father of four who also lives in the same compound at 5, Iyalode Street, Ajegunle, Lagos, had carnal knowledge of her when her father was out of the house.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that both men are separated from their wives. While the victim lives with her father at the above address.
The suspect confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil. He also confessed to have sexually abused the little girl only twice before the evil was uncovered.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, directed that the suspect be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Police Command for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
The CP warns that such licentious men who would not keep their restless manhoods in check to desist from such contemptible acts or face the grave consequence,” the statement read.