...By Larry John for TDPel Media.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed the arrest of a school security guard who allegedly defiled a 4-year-old girl in the Lekki area of the state.
The arrest was made following a report made by the victim’s parents.
Hundeyin shared this information on Twitter in response to a man’s accusation that the school was using thugs to intimidate the victim’s family and that the police were not taking action.
Arrest of the Suspect and Ensuring Conviction:
Hundeyin clarified that the suspect is currently in police custody.
He further mentioned that a medical report, which would strengthen the case for a conviction, is being awaited.
The police spokesperson emphasized that their approach is based on evidence and not influenced by emotions, as they aim to establish the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt.
Allegations of Intimidation and Limited Police Response:
The man who initially raised the issue claimed that the victim had reported the abuse to her teacher but was allegedly flogged and instructed not to tell anyone.
He also accused the school of using thugs to block the gate when the victim’s father attempted to report the incident to the police.
According to him, the school limited comments on their Instagram page, and the security personnel present during the report were allegedly dismissive and even laughed.
Police Response and Commitment to Justice:
In response to the man’s allegations, Hundeyin assured him that the suspect had been apprehended and was still in police custody.
He reiterated that the police are awaiting a medical report that will strengthen the case.
Hundeyin emphasized the police’s commitment to dealing with evidence rather than succumbing to emotions in order to ensure justice is served.
This news highlights the concerning issue of child defilement and the importance of swift and thorough action by law enforcement authorities.
The arrest of the school security guard is a crucial step towards holding the alleged perpetrator accountable for his actions.
The accusations made by the man regarding intimidation and limited police response are serious concerns that warrant thorough investigation to ensure a fair and just legal process.
The response from the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based decision-making and the pursuit of justice.
It is essential that the authorities handle the case with sensitivity and thoroughness to protect the rights and well-being of the young victim and ensure that the alleged perpetrator faces appropriate consequences if found guilty.