OPERATIVES of the Ekiti State Police has arrested a couple for allegedly assaulting a teenage girl said to be the wife’s younger sister.
While Olomolaye Sesan was arrested based on the alleged sexual assault of the victim, his wife, Kehinde was picked up on the allegation of assaulting the hapless girl by inflicting her with a bodily injury.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abutu Sunday, the couple was arrested on 2 November 2023, by operatives of the Command’s Juvenile Women Centre (JWC) Unit of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
DSP Abutu Sunday while parading the couple alongside 11 other criminal suspects at the Command headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, said the victim (name withheld) resided with the couple and always hawked for the wife, who is her elder sister, a routine duty she embarked on on the fateful day and, when hungry, she decided to spend N100 to buy food.
This singular act infuriated Mrs Olomolaye, who resorted to burning the victim with a hot pressing iron and, thereby, inflicted her with serious injury.
The victim further alleged her sister’s husband, Sesan, of sexually assaulting her severally, an escapade, she said, dates back to June, this year.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and will be arraigned accordingly” the PPRO stated.