The Ogun State Police Command on Friday arrested a 45-year-old man for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
Sources say the incident happened when the girl (names withheld) went to fetch water at Kemta Housing Estate in Abeokuta.
It was learnt that the suspect, Taofeek Kolawole, who until his arrest was a security guard with a Chinese firm, lured the girl to his room and raped her.
However, nemesis caught up with Kolawole when the victim’s mother noticed her daughter’s absence hours later. She was said to have raised an alarm which attracted her neighbours.
While the search was going on, they saw the girl’s bucket at the entrance of the security post and after forcing the door open, they found her.
The suspect was immediately handed over to the police while the girl was taken to Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, for medical examination.
When contacted, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the story, saying “the suspect is in our custody, as investigation continues. We have also taken the victim to hospital for medical examination.”