Sikiru Ajibola, 36, a suspected homosexual, has been arrested by men from the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping a five-year-old boy to death in the state’s Ogijo area.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta, the state capital.
“The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the Community Development Association Chairman of Olorunwa Arogbeja Ogijo, who reported that one of the community members informed him that the suspect had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 5-year-old boy, consequence upon which the innocent boy died in the process,” he said.
Following the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo division, Chief Superintendent of Police, Enatufe Omoh, quickly dispatched his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly apprehended.
He claimed that during interrogation, the arrested suspect, Ajibola confessed to being homosexual and that while having sex with his victim, the boy died.
The suspect (Ajibola) allegedly confessed to digging a shallow grave in a nearby bush and burying the boy quickly.
Lanre Bankole, the state Commissioner of Police, has ordered that the case be immediately transferred to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and diligent prosecution.