An 85-year-old man identified as Rafiu Abimbola has reportedly raped and impregnated a twelve year old girl (name withheld) in Isundunrin community, Ejigbo local government area of Osun State.
Nigerian Tribune reported that, the girl, who is now 4-month pregnant didn’t report her ordeal to her family because the octogenerian had threatened to kill her if she tell anyone about the illicit act.
One of the family members who spoke on conditions of anonymity, said that the old man had raped the innocent girl severally before it resulted in pregnancy.
The case was reported to the police station in Ejigbo after a test conducted at a hospital in Ejigbo showed that the girl was 4 months pregnant.
He, however, expressed disappointment that the Divisional Police in Ejigbo released the perpetrator the same day the case was reported.
The Osun State Police Command spokesperson, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident, however, maintained that the suspect has been arrested and interrogated.
“A 12-year girl with her mother reported the case in the station that one 85-year old man had sexual intercourse with her in September 2020.” she stated.
She said that investigations are on the case while the girl had been taken to the hospital.