A 22-year-old Business Administration graduate of Kwara State Polytechnic has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps over the alleged rape of a seven-year-old girl.
The Kwara Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Babawale Afolabi, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin.
“He was arrested by the officers of NSCDC, Kosubosu division, at Yashikira, an hour drive from Kosubodu, and taken to their office for further investigation.
“The father of the seven-year-old minor got to know about the incident when he noticed that the girl could not walk properly and also saw traces of blood on her clothe,” Afolabi said.
He added that the minor could not talk about the rape due to the threat by the suspect that she would be killed if she told anyone about it.
The spokesman said that during interrogation, the suspect admitted committing the crime, claiming that he did not know what came over him.
He, however, said that the girl had been taken to the hospital for proper medical examination, noting that the suspect would soon be charged to court.