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Police Arrest Man For Raping 13-Year-Old Neighbour

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man identified as Julius Afuape. Afuape, was arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl.
According to a statement released by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Afuape was arrested after the aunty of the victim reported the matter at Ayetoro divisional headquarters.

Oyeyemi said the aunty of the victim told the police that she came back from work on the 30th of September 2020 at about 3:45 pm only to discover that her 13 years old niece had been sexually abused by the suspect who lives in the same neighborhood with them.

He added that the victim explained that she was alone in the house when the suspect came at about 1:30 pm and claimed that he was sent by the victim’s aunt to come and service her generator.

“It was on that excuse that he was allowed to gain entrance into the apartment. But, on getting inside, he forcefully dragged the victim to her aunty bedroom where he had carnal knowledge of her.

The suspect took to flight immediately after the incident consequent upon which the DPO Ayetoro division, CSP Mobolaji Jimoh directed his detectives to go after him and bring him to justice.

The efforts of the operatives paid off on Friday, October 2, when the suspect’s hideout was located and he was promptly arrested.

According to Oyeyemi, the victim has made a confessional statement admitting that he actually committed the crime.

The victim was taken to the general hospital where it was medically confirmed that her  virginity had been broken,” the statement read

Oyeyemi added that the State Commissioner of Police,  Edward Awolowo Ajogun has directed that the suspect be transferred to the anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

Man, 21, arrested for allegedly defiling 13-year-old girl in Ogun (photo)

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