A 19-year-old whose name has been given as Damilola Akintilo has been arrested by the Osun State Police Command for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in Ile-Ife.
According to a report by Punch, the suspect took the child into the bush in Ita Olopo, Ilode Road, Ile-Ife on Wednesday and raped her. The child, who was ill, had been left in the room by her mother.
A source, who spoke to journalist said the mother of the child knows Damilola. The child’s mother reportedly raised an alarm upon getting back into the room and not finding her child.
A search party began and the suspect was caught in the act as the child kept screaming in pain.
Folasade Odoro, the state Police Public Police Relations Officer, confirming the incident said Damilola has been arrested and investigation is underway.