3.13.2021

16-year-old barber arrested for raping an 8-year-old girl in her mother's shop in Oyo state

16-year-old barber arrested for raping an 8-year-old girl in her mother's shop in Oyo state

According to the reports, It was stated that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Oyo State Command, has arraigned one Olalekan Joshua, 16, before the Magistrate Adetuyibi at Iyaganku Family Court 2 for raping a minor.

The suspect was arraigned by the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit of the Command on Thursday, March 11.

Olalekan, who is a barber and native of Ibadan from Onipasan area of Odejayi allegedly raped an 8-year-old girl in her mother’s shop on December 18, 2020 around 8pm.

Magistrate Adetuyibi P O. of family Court 2 Iyaganku Ibadan later remanded the suspect at Abolongo Correctional Service in Oyo and adjourned the case to 15th May 2021.

Speaking at the Command State Headquarters Agodi, Ibadan, after the sitting, the State Commandant Iskilu Akinsanya, who frowned at the incident, warned those indulging in such acts to desist as the NSCDC will not hesitate to punish offenders.

He admonished parents to take proper care of their children and also encouraged them to be disciplined.

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