A 54-year-old man, Gbenga Adebayo, has been remanded in prison by the Magistrate’s court in Ado Ekiti for allegedly abducting and defiling an 11-year-old girl.
It was gathered that Adebayo lured the teenage girl to his aged mother’s place in Ushi Ekiti where he has been alleged to have been visiting her regularly and having sexual intercourse with her.
However, luck ran out of Adebayo when the girl stopped acceding to his sexual requests and demanded to see her family, He then took her to one of her aunts in Akure, whom she lied to that he found the girl wandering about.
The aunt who suspected a foul play reported the matter to the police. The victim during interrogation confessed that the suspect had slept with her not less than 10 times where he had hid her.
In her statement at the police station the girl said: “He is my neighbour. He used to ask me to buy things for him. One day he approached me, saying he wanted to help me because my teacher was harsh on me. He said he would rescue me from my teacher and take good care of me. He then took me to his mother’s place in Ushi-Ekiti. Whenever he comes there, he used to sleep with me. He has done this for 10 times now.
“I was at his mother’s place for three weeks after which I refused to sleep with him again and because of that, he decided to take me to my aunt’s place in Akure. He told my aunt that he found me in his mother’s place in Ushi and decided to help me by taking me to her. He is the first man in my life, ” the girl said.
The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Alberto Adeyemi confirmed the incident and that the suspect had already been charged to court.