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  • Updated: June 14, 2024

Ogun woman in police net for assaulting minor

Ogun woman in police net for assaulting minor

Temitope Adetanju, a resident of Ogun State, has been apprehended by authorities from the state police command for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old girl over accusations of theft involving biscuits and other food items.

According to Omolola Odutola, the Police Public Relations Officer, the incident occurred on Tuesday in the Isewo Obada Oko area of Ewekoro Local Government Area. Odutola revealed in a conversation with PUNCH Online that Adetanju, who was the guardian of the victim, reportedly physically assaulted the girl and inserted a piece of firewood into her private parts.

Upon receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer promptly intervened by dispatching a juvenile officer to investigate the matter at the scene of the incident.

Odutola said, “The incident occurred on 11/06/24 at about 1100hrs. The Divisional Police Officer received information that a 12-year-old girl from Isewo Obada Oko was severely beaten and had a piece of firewood inserted into her private part by her guardian, one Temitope Adetanju, a 25-year-old woman residing at the same address.

“On receipt of the distress report, the Divisional Police Officer deployed the Officer in Charge of Juvenile Welfare Center, to apprehend the suspect. Upon her arrest, it was discovered that the victim had stolen items including biscuits worth N200, Milo worth N150, and Mr. Fruit worth N300.”

The PPRO added that the suspect confessed to committing the crime and had been subjected to further investigation.

“The suspect admitted to committing the crime, and the investigation is ongoing,” she disclosed.

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