The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Lafenwa Divisional Headquarters by the mother of the victim, who reported that she sent her daughter to go and decorate a church at Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta together with the suspect on April 16, 2022.
On getting to the church, they met some other women who came to sweep in preparation for Sunday service.
But as soon as those women left after sweeping, the suspect took advantage of being alone with the victim and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her inside the church.
Upon the report, the DPO Lafenwa Division, Kayode Shadrach, detailed detectives to go after the suspect and bring him to justice.
The detectives quickly moved in to the scene and promptly arrested the suspect who has since confessed to the crime.
The State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and possible prosecution.