Police have arrested a 32-year-old man in Lagos for defiling his neighbour’s 13-year-old daughter.
Police spokesperson in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Sunday that detectives arrested the suspect at Idaso town in Ibeju Lekki on September 20.
Mr Ajisebutu added that the incident occurred after the suspect’s wife left for vigil at one of the churches in the neighbourhood.
“The victim’s mother had kept her in the custody of the suspect’s wife when she travelled out of town for three weeks.
“According to the victim’s mother who reported the case at the police station, when she returned from the journey, the victim reported to her that she was defiled by the suspect.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime. He, however, pleaded for mercy,’’ Mr Ajisebutu added.
He said the victim had since been taken to the hospital for medical care.
He confirmed that the case had been transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for investigation and prosecution.