A 35-year-old bricklayer, Friday Kanu, has been arrested for allegedly defiling his 9-year-old sister-in-law in Osun state.
According to Daily Trust, Friday was arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) following which he confessed to the crime.
The spokesperson of the NSCDC in the state, Adewale Afolabi, said the suspect confessed that he took advantage of the girl because his wife travelled for several days.
Adewale added that the suspect claimed that he was not in his right frame of mind at the moment of the incident.
In her statement, the wife of the suspect said her husband has been misbehaving after he was involved in an accident in which he sustained head injury.
The NSCDC personnel however took the victim to Wesley Hospital, Ilesa for medical treatment.
The NSCDC spokesman said the suspect would be charged to court after necessary investigation.