The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 24-year-old man Godwin Akpan for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 20-year-old down syndrome girl (Name withheld).
The suspect who lives at No. 5 Cele Avenue Sango Ota was arrested following a complaint by the sister of the victim who reported at Sango divisional headquarters that while she sent the victim to go and close the gate of their house at about 6pm of July 28, the suspect who is their close neighbor forcefully dragged her to a room where he had sex with her against her wish.
Upon the report, the DPO Sango Ota, Csp Godwin Idehai quickly detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
According to a statement signed by the state PPRO, DSP Abimbola Ogunyemi, the suspect on interrogation confessed committing the crime, but claimed not to know what came over him that made him to do it.
“The victim has been taken to the general hospital for medical treatment and report.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspect to Anti human trafficking and child labor unit of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
“The CP, therefore, warned that violence against women in whatever form will not be tolerated under his watch and that those with such devilish intention should have a rethink or prepare to feel the weight of the law.” the statement read.