In Ondo State, a 64-year-old man has been accused of defiling a six-year-old child.
The suspect, Ajayi Awe, a grandfather, allegedly committed the crime at his residence in Akoko North West Local Government Area of the State, B/98 Daja Ajowa-Akoko.
Mrs. Fatimah Obademi, the victim’s mother, revealed that her daughter informed her of the situation after receiving several complaints.
The distressed mother, who was reportedly enraged by Awe’s actions against her daughter, immediately reported the incident to the Okeagbe-Akoko Divisional Police Headquarters.
DSP Funmi Odunlami, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the occurrence, saying that the suspect had been detained and was now in police custody.
The victim was transferred to the hospital for medical treatment, according to the PPRO, who also added that the suspect confessed to defiling the young child.
Odunlami further stated that once the inquiry was completed, the suspect would be charged and prosecuted in court.