Adewale Olakusi, aged 30, has blamed the devil following his arrest for defiling his neighbour's 13-year-old daughter.

Olakusi was arrested after the father of the teenager reported to the Ogun State Police Command.

In a statement made available by the police, Olakusi was arrested over the weekend following a complaint by the father of the victim who reported at Onipanu Division.

The father told the Police that his daughter had developed an unusual demeanor, as well as loss of appetite.

The victim was said to have told her father that the suspect, “forcefully had carnal knowledge of her and warned her never to disclose it to anyone".

The suspect lives in the compound with parents of the victim at Ota in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, Oyeyemi said.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it on the devil's handiwork,” the statement read.

The statement added that “the victim has been taken to hospital where medical report confirmed that the girl has been carnally violated.”

Ahmed Iliyasu, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution.

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