policeBy Oladapo Okeowo

A 50-year-old man, identifed as Oku Ekanem, has been arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command for having sexual intercourse with an underaged girl.

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Ekanem was allegedly caught defiling the 15-year-old by the victim’s mother who also is the accused’s lover.

The suspect was at first arrested by the state’s security outfit after Blessing raised an alarm.

He was thereafter hnded over to the police.

Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Asinim Butswat, confirmed that the suspect is in police detention.

He said: “The case has been handed to the Criminal Investigations Department and the suspect is in custody.

“But we are still awaiting the medical report from the hospital which will provide details to work with,.”