Men of the Ondo State police command have quizzed a top official of the Akure Zonal Office of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Mr. Boma Benibo, 59, who allegedly defiled a seven-year-old girl.
The incident was said to have occurred at the residence of the suspect, 18, Kola Ogunmola Street, Ijapo Estate, Akure, last Tuesday.
The victim (names withheld) who visits the suspect’s flat often to play went there again last week, bust remaining there for over two hours made her mother suspicious.
On getting to the suspect’s apartment, she discovered her daughter was not her usual self and after a brief interrogation she pointed at her private part; the suspect had touched her private part.
The father of the girl, Mr Rotimi Babadipe, immediately reported the matter at the Ijapo police station and the suspect was arrested.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo said: “The police was going to do a medical test on the girl to ascertain if Benibo actually penetrated her.
“Yes, it is true, but we have a little problem to resolve, because the girl, on interrogation, said the man was fiddling with his private part and did not penetrate her.
“The police is trying to take her to the hospital so that a proper medical examination will be done to determine the fact of the matter,” Ogodo said.