The police in Lagos have arrested a 73-year-old man, Fola Olowoigbo, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old and impregnating her.
The suspect was said to be a neighbour of the victim’s mother who lived on Fella Ahmed Street, Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The police said the septuagenarian took advantage of the girl on the pretext of sending her on errands.
The bubble reportedly burst when the victim’s mother observed that she was pregnant and after pestering her, she said Olowoigbo was responsible for the pregnancy. The case was reported to the police and the suspect was arrested.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, in a statement on Wednesday said the case had been transferred to the gender section of the command for further investigation.
He said, “The command is investigating a case of defilement reported against 73-year-old Fola Olowoigbo. The suspect was alleged to have defiled a 14-year-old female child till she became pregnant.
“The suspect, who hailed from Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, is a taxi driver and next-door neighbour of the child’s mother. It was said the suspect was always sending the teenager on errands unknown to the mother that he had ulterior motives.”