Lagos - A 25-year-old suspect, Hamzat Afeez who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl, has been re-arrested by the Lagos Police Command, Punch reports.
Afeez who was initially on bail, was rearrested after the Deputy Governor of the state, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, intervened in the matter, promising to ensure justice for the three-year-old victim.
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The act was committed on December 13, and by December 17, the police reportedly released the suspect on bail and also accused the father of the victim of collecting N40 000 from the suspect to settle the matter.
Following the report, the Special Adviser to the Deputy Governor on Media, Tunde Abatan, said Orelope-Adefulire had already sent a delegation to the Gowon Estate Police Station to verify the report and visit the victim.
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- News 24