The Police Command in Oyo State have arrested a 70-year old man, Akinolu Ogunlade, for allegedly kidnapping and turning an eight year old girl into a sex slave.
The Renaissance learnt that the incident happened at Abidi Odan Area of Akobo in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The victim, while explaining her ordeal in the hand of the septuagenarian, said she was kidnapped by the man, when she was coming from a vigil about three weeks back.
She stated that the man harboured her in his place of work and daily defiled her.
The little girl, who is a primary two pupil in one of the government owned school , added that the man was the first person to have carnal knowledge of her.
Mother of the victim, Mrs Modinat Oladejo explained that she had taken several measures to search for her daughter without any result.
The girl’s grandmother, Mrs Falilat Oladejo who also joined in the search team noted that the young girl was not wayward in any way.
Reacting, the suspect, Akinlolu Ogunlade, an indigene of Akure, Ondo State initially denied having sex with the minor but later explained that he was not the first man to sleep with her and that he only harboured her for twenty one days when she said her parents had travelled.
Speaking on the development, a former Chief Judge of Oyo State, Chief Mrs Badejoko Adeniji, who is also an expert in child protection, explained that it was high time government rose to the protection of the girl child.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the police had commenced investigation into the case.