Ondo police arrest 27-year-old man for allegedly raping a 10-year-old child for money ritual

NEWS DIGEST –   The Ondo State police command has arrested a 27-year-old man known as Adeniyi Adeleke, for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl for money rituals in Idoani, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo state.

The accused is said to be living in the same building as the child.

Adeniyi had persuaded the victim into his room where he forcefully took advantage of her.

The child, whose identity is hidden notified her mother about the incident after which she was taken to a hospital where it was ascertained that she was raped.

The mother of the victim had also reported the incident to the police.

Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident and that the suspect has been arrested.

According to her, the suspect admitted committing the crime to use the child for money rituals.

She said, “On April 16, 2022, at about 14:40hrs, one Bosede Alo of Idoani reported at the Idoani Division, that sometime in March 2022, at about 15: 00hrs, one Adeniyi Adeleke, 27 years called her ten-year-old daughter to his room and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

“On receipt of the information, Detectives swung into action and arrested the suspect, upon interrogation he confessed to having committed the crime and that he wanted to use her for money ritual.

Items recovered from the suspect include a ring and pieces of red clothes.

The police spokesperson also disclosed he will be prosecuted soon.