A man, Onilearo Sogo, has been arrested by operatives of the Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly defiling his 7-year-old stepdaughter.
The security outfit paraded Sogo (29) alongside two persons, Iliya Surajudeen, 24; Femi Musa, 20, for alleged conspiracy, assault, housebreaking and stealing at the weekend.
Speaking on the development, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Afolabi Tolulope, said following a series of complaints from members of the public, Surajudeen and Musa were arrested by the operatives of the Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, in various locations within the capital of Ekiti State, Ado-Ekiti.
The image maker further disclosed that the suspect had carnal knowledge of his 7-year-old stepdaughter in Aisegba-Ekiti, Gbonyin local government area of the State and caused injury to her genitals.
Tolulope said, “Femi Musa was arrested with some kilograms of hard drugs and a substance suspected to be cannabis sativa around the Oshodi axis of Ado-Ekiti.
“While Iliya Surajudeen was arrested in a poultry farm located at Adebayo in Ado-Ekiti for stealing the poultry wire gauge and other properties in the farm.”
He disclosed that the suspects, who are currently in detention at the command headquarters and are still helping the police investigate the alleged crimes before charging them to court.
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In another development, a commercial car driver reportedly crushed four members of a family to death in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A resident said that the incident happened on Sunday evening when a car hit the motorcycle carrying the victims, who all died on the spot.
A spokesman of the NSCDC in Jigawa State, confirmed the incident in a press statement issued to newsmen.
According to him, “A fatal accident occurred yesterday, Sunday, May 21, at around 5 pm in Babura Town, along Babura-Gumel Road, and four people died on the spot.”
The tragedy reportedly occurred when the driver of the commercial vehicle, Hamisu Ahmed, travelling to Gumel at high speed, hit the victims, who were on a motorcycle on the way to their village, Kolori.
The victims, identified as 45-year-old Gambo Mutari, his 25-year-old wife, Fiddausi Abdullah, his mother-in-law, Hauwa Maigari, and their two-year-old child, were rushed to the Babura General Hospital and confirmed dead.
The deceased have been buried according to Islamic injunctions.