A man named Soji Bakare has been arrested by the Police for allegedly raping a 10-year-old primary school pupil.
The 40-year-old suspect was said to have been caught while assaulting the victim at her parents’ Aiyeyemi Street, Isolo, Akure, residence, when her mother was in the market.
It was learnt that the suspect sneaked into the house to assault the girl knowing that his victim’s mother had left the house for the market.
A police source was quoted as saying that “The suspect left his Edo Lodge, Oke Ijebu, Akure residence to commit the crime at lsolo after he noticed that the mother of the victim had left home for the market.
“On getting to the house, he took advantage of the girl that was left alone at home by her mother.
“While he was committing the crime, other neighbours who heard the cries of the victim rushed to the room and caught the suspect in the act.”
The mother of the victim, who simply gave her name as Yinka, said that Good Samaritans caught the suspect in the act and handed him over to the police.
She said that her daughter had been rushed to a private hospital by police detectives for treatment.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying that the suspect would soon be transferred to the state CID for further investigation.