The Lagos state police command has unveiled a man simply identified as “Alfa” who through a closed-circuit camera, was caught engaging in child defilement.
Narrating how the incidence occurred, the Lagos state police public relation officer Csp chike Oti in a statement made available to urban express news online said a good Samaritan who visited the command headquarters with video evidence of an Islamic cleric who is simply identified as “Alfa” was having anal sex with a five-year-old girl that he was supposed to be teaching Islamic studies.
This, Oti said the complainant got the attention of the commissioner of police, imohimi Edgal.
He said the CP, after watching the heart-rending video, directed the command's undercover operatives attached to the state intelligence bureau to immediately arrest the culprit and hand him over to the gender section for detailed investigation
“The operatives went in search of the cleric known as “Alfa” and arrested him near a mosque in igando area of the state”
Oti said the cleric was taken from there to the gender unit where the officer in charge confronted him with the video showing the alleged act, penetrating a five-year-old infant’s anus and private parts
“On seeing himself captured like an actor in a movie, the suspect broke down in tears and owned up to the crime, where he later gave his name as Abdulsalam Salaudeen with age 43, and residence located at 16, Awoyemi street, igando road with a location in ikotun Lagos”.
Oti said the case will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
"The commissioner of police, while commending the courageous act of the good Nigerian, warned parents and guardians to keep constant watch over their children and wards, adding that nobody should be trusted, “be friendly with your children and let them be free to share things with you”
The statement put further that nobody should cover up any crime, no matter who is involved, “raise the alarm on child molestation in your neighbourhood so they can face the law and others nursing such thoughts can be deterred, the statement read!