The Lagos state police command have arrested one 28-year-old Adetayo Rasaq for allegedly defiling an eight year old girl in the Ikorodu area of the state.

A statement released by spokesperson of the command, Bala Elkana, says on April 9th, a middle aged man filed a report at the Ikorodu Police Station that his daughter was defiled by the suspect.

According to Bala, the father of the victim said he returned home from work and met his 8 year old daughter in pains, complaining of discomfort and stomach aches.

On inquiry, she told her father that on March 31st, Rasaq who lived on Alladi Ijelu Street, Agunfoye, Ikorodu gave her biscuits and took her to his room where he had carnal knowledge of her. The father said he took his daughter to the hospital for treatment and forensic examination.

Bala said the suspect, a father of two, has been arrested by detectives from the Juvenile Welfare Centre, Ikorodu Police Station. He said the state Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred to Gender Unit, Command Headquarters Ikeja for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.

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