The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old barber, Daniel Essien, for allegedly defiling a minor.
Parading the suspect, the police say Essien raped the six-year-old victim three times at Olufemi Oshin Street, Alagbole in Akute.
In a statement in Abeokuta, the state capital, the State Police Command spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, said: “She (mother) reported that she was called by her child’s teacher and told to be watchful of the girl because she was being sexually abused.
“This made her to interrogate the child on her arrival from school consequent upon which the girl told her that it was Essien, who owned a barbing salon in the neighbourhood.
“On the strength of the report, detectives went to the scene and promptly arrested the suspect. He denied the allegation at first. But when the girl was taken to the hospital and medical report confirmed she was defiled, he admitted to have committed the crime.
“Police Commissioner Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the suspect be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit for further investigation and prosecution.”