A 65-year-old guard has been arrested by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ilorin for the alleged abduction and sexual assault of two minors
It was alleged that the 65-year-old guard, identified as Oluwole Akinola kept the minors in for days and sexually assaulted them.
On Wednesday, May 25, the Spokesperson of the NSCDC in the state, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, said that the Gender– based Violence Unit of the Corps is currently interrogating the suspect while the two victims are also helping in the investigation.
Borokini Oluwaseun, 32, the father of one of the victims, Blessing, 12 of Aduralere Street, Ilorin, complained at the NSCDC office that his daughter who has been declared missing for some days was found in the custody of the aged man who lives in Shao garage area of the metropolis.
The spokesman further revealed that the timely arrival of the NSCDC operatives saved the suspect from mob attack as the people of the neighbourhood revealed that it was not the first time Oluwole would be accused of rape and sexual molestation of minors.
However, in the suspect’s preliminary statement, who claimed to have lost his wife 15 years ago, “denied having sexually assaulted the minors adding that the two girls actually approached him to shelter them and he did not sleep with them but harboured them for days.”
The state commandant, Iskil Makinde Iskil Ayinla, has ordered the two minors to undergo further medical examination while the case will be transferred to the Gender-based violence unit of the corps for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.