A 28-year-old man identified as Adetayo Rasaq has been arrested by officers of the Lagos Police Command for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl after luring her with biscuit.
According to reports, the incident happened in the Ikorodu area of the state.
In a statement released by the Police Public Relations in the state, Bala Elkana on April 9th, the father of the girl filed a report at the Ikorodu Police Station that his daughter was defiled by the suspect.
According to Bala, the father of the victim said he returned home from work and met his 8 year old daughter in pains, complaining of discomfort and stomach aches.
On inquiry, she told her father that on March 31st, Rasaq who lived on Alladi Ijelu Street, Agunfoye, Ikorodu gave her biscuits and took her to his room where he had carnal knowledge of her. The father said he took his daughter to the hospital for treatment and forensic examination.
Bala said the suspect, a father of two, has been arrested by detectives from the Juvenile Welfare Centre, Ikorodu Police Station.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred to Gender Unit, Command Headquarters Ikeja for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.