The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a 27-year-old man from Railway Ijora Badia for allegedly defiling a nine-month-old baby.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this on Wednesday.
Hundeyin said that the case was reported to the Police on Monday at about 10:00 pm by a concerned member of the public.
He said the suspect allegedly went to the apartment where the baby’s mother laid her on the floor and quickly went to buy something outside the compound.
“The suspect allegedly had s_xual intercourse with the little baby and immediately ran away from the scene.
“The mother of the baby, aged 16 years, came to the station with the baby and was issued a medical form to enable her to take the child to the hospital for urgent medical attention.
“However, on Tuesday at about 11:15pm, the suspect was smoked out from his hiding by detectives from Ijora Badia Division,” he said.
The spokesman said that the complainant and suspect had made statements, adding that the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation.
Hundeyin said that the scene of the crime was photographed when the police visited, and a stained pant with blood was recovered as an exhibit.
He said that the case file and suspect would be transferred to the Gender Section of the state command.