A 36-year-old school bus driver has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old pupil (name withheld) of the school where he worked.
A statement by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Command spokesman, said the suspect, Humble Michael, was arrested on January 22 after the victim’s mother reported at the Ogijo headquarters that while bathing her daughter, her husband discovered that blood was flowing from her private parts and when the girl was questioned, she told her parents that the driver of their school bus was the person who had s*x with her on January 21, 2021.
The victim further stated that after the driver dropped off all the other school children at their various residences, she was the only person left on the bus. This gave the driver the opportunity to park somewhere along the road and violate the little innocent girl.
Upon the report, Dpo Ogijo Division CSP Muhammed Sulaiman Baba directed his operatives to pursue the suspect and he was subsequently arrested.
The victim was quickly taken to a general hospital for treatment and the doctor’s report confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted.
During interrogation, the suspect admitted that he had indeed committed the crime,” the Oyeyemi statement said.
The police spokesman added that the Commissioner of Police, C.P. Edward Awolowo Ajogun, ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labor Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.
He appealed to parents to always make the welfare of their children, especially females, a top priority to protect them from the evil men lurking everywhere. He also warned school owners to always conduct background checks on those they plan to hire to prevent them from employing criminals.