Crime

Sexagenarian arrested for defiling minor in Lagos


A sexagenarian, Usein Ali, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling a minor in the Ijora Badia area of the state.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim, who was sent on an errand, did not return home on time and when she eventually did, her relative began questioning her to know the reason for her lateness.

While being questioned, it was learnt that the victim explained that Ali allegedly waylaid her, took her into a room and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

In a bid to get justice, the relative contacted the police and some personnel of the command were mobilised to arrest Ali.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the victim had been taken to the Mirabel Centre for treatment, adding that Ali was transferred to the gender unit of the command for discreet investigation.

Elkana stated, “On Thursday, June 11, 2020, around 2.30pm, one Izawaka Mohammed of No. 9 Sango Street, Ijora Badia, reported that a 12-year-old girl was sent on an errand and it took her some hours before she returned. While questioning her for returning late, the victim confessed that one Usein Ali, 67, forcefully took her into a room and had carnal knowledge of her.

“The victim was referred to the Mirabel Centre in Ikeja for treatment. The suspect will be transferred to the gender office of the command for discreet investigation.”

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