A 70-year-old man, Akinolu Ogunlade, has been arrested by the police for allegedly kidnapping and turning an eight-year-old girl to a sex slave.
Radio Nigeria gathered that the incident happened at Abidi Odan area of Akobo in Ibadan, Oyo State. The victim, while explaining her ordeal in the hand of the 70-year-old man, said she was kidnapped by the septuagenarian when she was coming from a vigil about three weeks back.
She stated that the man harboured her in his place of work and daily defiled her. The little girl, who is a primary two pupil in one of the government-owned schools in the area, added that the man was the first person to have carnal knowledge of her.
The mother of the victim, Modinat Oladejo, explained that she had taken several measures to search for her daughter without any result.
The girl’s grandmother, Falilat Oladejo, who also joined in the search, noted that the young girl was not wayward in any way.
Reacting, Ogunlade, an indigene of Akure, Ondo State, initially denied having sex with the minor but later explained that he was not the first man to sleep with her and that he only harboured her for 21 days when she said her parents had travelled.
Speaking on the development, a former Chief Judge of Oyo State, Chief Badejoko Adeniji, who is also an expert in child protection, explained that it was high time government rose to the protection of the girl child.
Confirming the incident, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the police had commenced investigation into the case.
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