A 27-year-old man identified as Adeniyi Adeleke has been arrested for allegedly raping his neighbour's 10-year-old girl in Idoani in the Ose Local Government Area of the state.
The PUNCH reported that the suspect lured the child into his room and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
After complaining of pains, the mother discovered her child was raped after rushing her to the hospital, the publication said, adding that the revelation forced the mother to involve the police who proceeded to arrest Adeleke.
Confirming the incident, the command's spokesperson, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the suspect had confessed to the crime.
She added that Adeleke confessed to wanting to use the girl for money ritual.
“On 16th April 2022, at about 2.40 pm, one Bosede Alo, of Idoani reported at the Idoani Division, that sometimes in the month of March 2022, at about 3 pm, one Adeniyi Adeleke, 27 years, called her ten-year-old daughter to his room and forcefully have carnal knowledge of her.
“On receipt of the information, detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect, upon interrogation he confessed to having committed the crime that he wanted to use her for money ritual.
“Items recovered are a ring and pieces of red clothes. He will soon be charged to court”