The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 36-year-old homosexual suspect, Sikiru Ajibola, who allegedly raped a five-year-old boy to death in the Ogijo area of Sagamu local government of the State.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta, on Saturday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested, on Friday, following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by the CDA Chairman of Olorunwa Arogbeja Ogijo.
The spokesperson said that the chairman had reported that one of the community members informed him that the suspect had unlawful carnal knowledge of the boy, a consequence upon which the innocent boy died in the process.
Oyeyemi noted that upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ogijo division, Enatufe Omoh, quickly deployed his detectives to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
She said; “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to engaging in homosexuality and that while he was having sex with the deceased boy, he died.’’
“He confessed further that he quickly dug a shallow grave in a nearby bush, where he hurriedly buried the boy.’’
“He has also taken policemen to where the deceased was buried.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution.