20-Year-Old Man Allegedly Defiles 11-Year-Old Girl In Ogun 

A 20-year-old man, Lawal Hammed, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl in the Aiyepe Ijebu, Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Ogun State Police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, in a statement released Thursday, said the victim’s father reported the case at the Odogbolu police division of the state.

He claimed “Hammed, 20, of 5, ABA Quarters, Agbowa Road in Aiyepe-Ijebu, willfully and unlawfully had canal knowledge of his 11-year-old daughter inside his bathroom.”

The girl’s father also disclosed that the suspect had been “harassing his daughter sexually for a long time, but he did not mention what steps he took to scare the suspect off his daughter,” Odutola said.

Odutola confirmed that the girl has been taken to the Odogbolu General Hospital for medical examination, emotional therapy, and counselling.

“The law of defilement in Nigeria is trite, Section 218 of the Criminal Code Act. The section states that any person who has unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 13 years is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for life.

“This is for the determination of the court. As soon as the investigation is concluded, the suspect, 20-year-old Hammed, who is deemed to know the law by virtue of being above 18yrs, will be charged to Court on the strength of material evidence from forensic examination,” Odutola said.

Odutola added that this case has also caught the attention of the state’s Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, who expressed his concern about the increasing cases of defilement in the state, saying “not less than four defilement cases were reported.”

Alamatu also urged parents and guardians to embrace parenting skills that will instill obedience, discipline, and confidence in their children and wards.

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