Operatives of the Edo Police Command have arrested a 16-year-old boy (name withheld) for allegedly defiling a two-year-old minor in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect on June 7, reportedly lured the minor into his room and defiled her.
The spokesperson of the Edo Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect committed the offence in Egba community in Uhunwonde Local Government Area of the state.
Nwabuzor said the police received a report that the boy had defiled the two-year-old child.
According to him, investigation on the matter is ongoing under the gender unit of the criminal investigation department.
The police spokesman assured the public that as soon as investigation was completed, the suspect would be charged to court.
However, in an interview, with the suspect, he did not know what came over him.
“The two-year-old always come to meet my sister, she came on this day and I took her to go back home that my sister was not around but she refused to go.
“So, I then carried her and put her on the bed and pulled her nicker half way down. But, I did not sleep with her.
“I did not penetrate her, I only put my penis in between her lap.
“I didn’t know what came over me, because I have not done this before,” he regretted.