CP. Ogun State, Alamutu

Juliana Francis

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha has expressed worry over the escalating cases of rape and defilement in the state, following the defilement of an 11-year-old girl in a bathroom by a 20-year-old man.

The State Police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola said that before the latest reported case of the defilement of the 11 years old, the Police had four defilement cases in less than two weeks, causing the CP to worry.

The CP. Mustapha has therefore urged parents to embrace an authoritative and supporting style of parenting skills which in the long run will build obedience, discipline, and confidence in their children.

Speaking on the defilement of the 11 years old girl, Odutola said the incident happened at Odogbolu Division in Ogun State, where a parent at Agbowa Road Aiyepe Ijebu, reported that 20-year-old Lawal Hammed of 5 ABA Quarters Wilfully and unlawfully had canal knowledge of his daughter inside his bathroom.

The distraught father of the victim further narrated that the perpetrator had been harassing his daughter sexually for a long time.

Odutola said: “The victim 11-year-old victim has been taken to 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, Hammed, who is 20, is deemed to know the law by virtue of being above 18 years old, will be charged to court on the strength of material evidence from the forensic examination.”

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