The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old married man who impregnated a 13-year- old girl in the metropolis.
The suspect, Lateef Gbolahan, was said to have been arrested by police detectives attached to Oke- Odo police station for impregnating the minor called Esther.
According to the police, the minor is two months pregnant.
Esther, whose parents are neighbors to Gbolahan told the police that he made love to her three times.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the minor told the police that Gbolahan had earlier threatened to kill her if she revealed the secret.
The minor explained that she was afraid to tell anybody until people began to notice the changes in her.
A police inspector attached to the station disclosed that the suspect said, “It was the work of the devil. He used to send the girl on errand.
He said the girl came into his apartment after an errand and told him to lock the door and urged him to do it with her. He said he slept with her only three times. Now the girl is two months pregnant. We have transferred the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, here in Lagos.”
The mother of the girl, Mama Esther, said the police should leave the man if he promises to take care of her daughter.
The man’s wife was said to be very worried and ashamed that her husband could do such a thing.
The suspect’s wife and mother of one cried that “the devil crept into her home to disgrace them and has succeeded.”