A 31-year-old mechanic was arrested after allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl in Ilorin’s Popo Giwa district, Kwara State.
The perpetrator, Yusuf Abdullahi, was apprehended by members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps’ Gender Unit (NSCDC).
Abdullahi was reportedly apprehended by an NSCDC officer on Saturday, May 15, while allegedly molesting the minor who lives in the same house as him.
The suspect, a father of three, said he was sleeping when the little girl came to wake him up to ask for his phone, adding that he willingly brought out the phone and played an Indian film for her, which aroused him, according to Punch.
The spokesman for the NSCDC in the state, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident, said the victim had been taken to hospital for treatment. He added that the suspect would be charged after investigation.