A school bus driver, aged 36, has been apprehended by men of Ogun state police command for reportedly defiling a 4yrs old pupil (name withheld) of the school where he was working.
An official statement released by spokesperson of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the suspect, whose name was given as Humble Michael, was arrested on January 22 following a complaint by the mother of the victim who reported at Ogijo divisional headquarters that while her husband was bathing their daughter, he discovered that blood was gushing out of her private part, and when the girl was questioned, she disclosed to her parents that the driver of their school bus was the person who had sex with her on the 21st of January 2021.
”The victim stated further that after the driver had dropped all other school children at their various homes, she was the only person left on the bus. This gave the driver opportunity to park somewhere along the road and defiled the little innocent girl.
Upon the report, the Dpo Ogijo division CSP Muhammed Sulaiman Baba detailed his operatives to go after the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.
The victim was quickly taken to general hospital for treatment and the doctor’s report confirmed that she had been sexually abused.
On interrogation, the suspect admitted that he actually committed the crime.” Oyeyemi’s statement read
The police spokeman further added that the commissioner of police cp Edward Awolowo Ajogun has directed the immediate transfer of the case to the anti-human trafficking and child labor unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
He called on parents to always make the wellbeing of their wards especially female ones a major priority so as to save them from those evil men lurking around everywhere. He also warned proprietors of school to always have background checks of those they want to employ to save them from employing criminals.