FCT Police arrests man for defiling 10-year-old

THE Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested a resident of Apo, Adekola Adeshina, suspected of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl.

In a statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) Josephine Adeh on Sunday, March 26, Adeshina, 48, was arrested by officials of the Apo Divisional Police Headquarters after his neighbour laid a complaint on Thursday, March 23, alleging that he had abused her 10-year-old daughter.

“The suspect, shortly after being arrested and interrogated, voluntarily elected in a written statement to have carried out the dastardly act severally,” Adeh noted.

    The PRO also revealed that the child had been sent for medical examinations following the arrest while the suspect remained in detention.

    “Meanwhile, the suspect remains in police custody and will be charged in court upon the conclusion of the investigation,” she noted.

    Commissioner of Police (CP) Sadiq Idris Abubakar urged parents and guardians to pay better attention to their children or wards and put adequate measures in place to guard against sexual abuse.

    “The Commissioner of Police equally enjoins members of the public to be vigilant and make  prompt rendition of calls/complaints through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352,” Adeh noted.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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