The police in Ogun on Wednesday arrested a 70-year-old man, Gabriel Akindele, for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old deaf and dumb girl.
Akindele, a resident of 7, Michael Ayegbusi Street, Owode Ijako, Ado Odo, Ota, was arrested after the victim, through sign language, informed her mother of the act.
The Nation gathered that the minor was behaving strangely after she was sexually assaulted prompting her mother to probe her.
She was said to have told her mother that the suspect lured her to the toilet where he de-flowered her.
After the victim informed her mother of the assault, the woman reported the matter to the police, leading to the suspect’s arrest.
The spokesman of the Ogun State police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) said Akindele confessed to the crime, adding that he has been transferred to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper investigation.