Man, 48, arrested for sexually engaging 10-yr-old girl
From Kosi Chukwuagolum, Enugu
A48-YEAR-OLD man, Adekola Adeshina, residing in Abuja, has been arrested by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command for sexually engaging a 10-year-old girl, Faith Solomon.
It was gathered that the suspect confessed during the interrogation by the police to have carried out the act on several occasions.
In a statement obtained, the spokesperson for FCT Police Command, SP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident, saying the police swung into action following a complaint by the victim’s mother, Rose Solomon.
SP Adeh said: “Operatives of The FCT Police Command attached to the Apo Divisional Police Headquarters, around 10:15 am on March 22, 2023, received a complaint from one Mrs Rose Solomon, living close to Prince and Princess Estate.
“Mrs Solomon complained that she was suspecting her neighbor, Adekola Adeshina, a 48-year-old male, of sexually engaging her 10-year-old daughter, Faith Solomon.
“The suspect, shortly after being arrested and interrogated, voluntarily elected in a written statement to have carried out the dastardly act severally.”
SP Adeh further revealed that the 10-year-old, Faith Solomon, was undergoing medical examination, while the suspect remained in police custody and would be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.
She also noted that the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Dr Sadiq Abubakar, had called on parents and guardians to exercise a greater level of attention to changes in behavioral pattern of their wards around individuals and ensure that measures were put in place to shield them against sexual crimes.