The police in Lagos have arrested a Botany student of the Lagos State University, Ojo, seen kissing a minor in a viral video.
Spokesman for the command, Bala Elkana, said on Friday that the attention of the police in the state was drawn to the viral video showing one Adeyeye Babatunde, male, an indigene of Shagamu, Ogun State, kissing his three-year-old step sister (name withheld).
The command said the incident happened on June 2, 2020 in their residence.
Elkana said the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had tasked detectives from the Gender Unit to analyse the video and apprehend the suspect.
He said, “The team got the suspect on June 5, 2020 at about 1100 hours. He is handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, for diligent prosecution in court.
“The police commissioner expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who helped in bringing the incident to the notice of the police and urged everyone to continue to speak out against sexual and gender-based violence.
“Together we can stop rape, child abuse and crime against our women and children.”
For complaints on rape, child abuse or domestic violence, people were urged to call any of the following numbers: 08175899289, 09062887858, 09062887856, 09062887849, 09062887841, 09062887870, 08023532283, 09062887864, 09062887861 and 09062887860.