A 20-year-old man, Ayo Adenupebi is currently cooling his heels in the custody of the Lagos State police command for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old minor.
The minor, whose name was withheld by police, lives on same street with the Ayo.
Ayo was arrested by Detectives at the Akodo Division of the state police command.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the police spokesman in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the October 1 incident was reported after the victim’s elder sister noticed blood stains on her thigh.
When asked, the victim revealed that the suspect raped and warned her against telling parents or anyone.
Officers on receipt of a formal report by the victim’s father, tracked and arrested Ato.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but pleaded for leniency”, the police spokesman said.
The victim has been taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, directed that the suspect be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and prosecution.
The CP condemned the criminal act and advised parents and guardians to always keep an eye on their children and wards.