Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Operatives of the Juvenile Women Centre (JWC), attached to the Criminal Investigation Department of Ekiti State Police Command, have paraded a couple, Sesan and Kehinde Olomolaye, over an alleged alleged unlawful defilement of a 17-year-old girl.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mr Sunday Abutu, paraded the couple alongside other criminals at the command headquarters along Iyin, Ado-Ekiti.
He said the victim, a student of a public secondary school in Ilawe-Ekiti, is a younger sister staying with her sister, Kehinde Olomolaye, and hawks goods for her.
Abutu said prior to the arrest of the suspects, the wife had connived with her husband during which he had carnal knowledge of the victim.
The couple, according to the PPRO, are currently helping the police with the investigation, while they have equally confessed to the commission of the crime and would soon be arraigned in court.
In a related development, the police also paraded a 43-year-old Islamic cleric, Saliu Rasak, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of two teenage girls in Agbado-Ekiti, Gbonyin local government area of the state.
The police said the victims had approached the cleric in quest for spiritual favour and later visited his residence for more spiritual power.
The suspected cleric who is currently undergoing interrogations in police custody, was alleged to have given the victims a certain soap, with an assurance that they would start getting favour after bathing with the soap.
The victims were severally lured to the cleric’s residence, during which he was reported to have forcefully had carnal knowledge of them as part of the conditions for the efficacy of the soap.
The police also paraded a 23-year-old ex-convict, Omoniyi Ajayi, who allegedly burgled into two different apartments along Ilawe road, Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State.
Items recovered from the suspect includes, generator, three-seater chair, foodstuffs, gas cylinder, rug, clothes and cash sum of twenty five thousand naira.
The police also paraded a gang of armed robbers numbering about five at Oke-Ako, Itapaji-Ekiti area of Ajoni local Council Development Area.
The suspects were alleged to have forcefully stormed the sleepy community and started shooting sporadically into the air before they attacked the resident of one Kehinde Kazeem, in an attempt to kidnap him.
The kidnap was foiled by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) during which the suspect was arrested.
Abutu said during interrogation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and mentioned other members of the gang who are currently at large.