Herds­man de­files sixyear-old girl in Osun

The Punch - - NEWS - Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo

A19-year-old herds­man liv­ing in Oba-ile in Osun State, Issa Abio­dun, has been ar­rested for de­fil­ing a six-year-old girl.

The vic­tim, it was learnt, was sent on an er­rand by her mother when the herds­man, whose cows were graz­ing by the road­side, ac­costed her and took her into a nearby bush, where he al­legedly de­filed her.

The mother of the vic­tim, iden­ti­fied sim­ply as Mrs Oladun­moye, said her daugh­ter was sent to buy fruit juice for her sib­ling from a nearby shop.

The mother said, “On her way, she saw cows block­ing the road and she was scared. The herds­man, who was with the cows, hav­ing re­alised that the girl was ter­ri­fied, of­fered to as­sist.

“Rather than do­ing that, he took the girl to a nearby bush and de­filed her. When I was called and I got to the scene, my daugh­ter’s clothe was soaked in blood.

“Through the as­sis­tance of the vig­i­lantes, the per­pe­tra­tor was ar­rested and handed over to the po­lice.

“My daugh­ter is presently ly­ing sick in the hospi­tal. Apart from the money al­ready spent, we ur­gently need a sum of N84,000 to buy drugs and other things needed for her treat­ment.”

The state Po­lice Public Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Fo­lasade Odoro, con­firmed that the sus­pect had been ar­rested, while the vic­tim had been taken to the Ladoke Ak­in­tola Univer­sity Teach­ing Hospi­tal, Osogbo, for treat­ment.

The Chair­per­son, In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Women Lawyers, Osun State chap­ter, Fo­lasade Julius-adekanmi, urged par­ents to mon­i­tor closely their chil­dren and wards, es­pe­cially dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

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