Olanrewaju Seun, a teenager from Ekiti State, was arrested for allegedly defiling a three-year-old child in the Iyana Emirin neighborhood of Poly Road, Ado Ekiti.
During a news conference on Tuesday, the state Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, who was represented by the Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said the 18-year-old was arrested on September 21.
“Investigation indicated that the suspect enticed the victim into his room, where he had carnal knowledge of her,” he explained.
“Further inquiry indicated that when the victim’s grandmother learned of the event, she sought N50,000 from the suspect’s parents in exchange for a peaceful resolution of the matter.
“The money was given to her, and she used it to her own use. She was also detained and will face charges of compounding felony and defilement in court alongside the suspect.”
The command, according to Mobayo, also detained a four-man gang that allegedly specialized in kidnapping lodgers in a hotel in Isan Ekiti, in the state’s Oye council area.
The suspects, Abu Tobi, Falodun Ojo, Ogundele Tope, and Adams Saheed, were apprehended after kidnapping two lodgers, Oyetuyi Taiwo and Ibitoyi Pelumi, in Isan-Soludero Ekiti’s Hotel.
Shortly after the victims were kidnapped, the gunmen allegedly demanded N20 million from their families.
“It was discovered that on September 18, Tobi, Ojo, and Tope departed Ayede-Ekiti on an unregistered Boxer Bajaj motorcycle, arrived in Isan-Ekiti about 3.30pm, and settled at a drinking joint in Isan-Ekiti very close to Soludero Hotel where their targets were staying,” the police chief stated.
“Before carrying out their plot, the three suspects invited one Saheed to join them. The suspects entered the hotel around 8.30 p.m. on the same day and abducted the two victims, after which they demanded a ransom of N20 million.
“Following a thorough investigation, Tobi and Ojo were apprehended, followed by Tope and Saheed. The accused were found with one unregistered Bajaj Boxer motorcycle.
Following the kidnapping of two victims along Ayebode-Odo Ayedun Ekiti by a group of kidnappers on September 19, agents of the Rapid Response Squad apprehended another suspect, Usman Hassan.
Ayodeji Ojo, according to the police commissioner, was also arrested for the alleged rape of a woman on September 24 along Federal Housing Road in Ado Ekiti.
According to him, the suspect tore the victim’s jean skirts and pants and had forcible carnal knowledge of her, adding that the police’s increased efforts resulted to his arrest and confession to the crime.