An undergraduate simply identified as Adeyeye Oluwatosin Babatunde has been arrested by the Lagos State police command for kissing passionately his three-year-old stepsister in a viral video.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Friday, said the 400 level Botany student of Lagos State University, Ojo, was arrested following the nature of the video
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, directed detectives from the Gender Unit to analyse the video and apprehend the suspect.
“The team got the suspect and he has been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department for diligent prosecution in court.
“The CP expresses 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,” Elkana said.
He added: “Together we can stop rape, stop child abuse and crime against our women and children.”
Elkana equally gave telephone numbers to lodge complaints on rape, child abuse or domestic violence: 08175899289, 09062887858, 09062887856, 09062887849, 09062887841, 09062887870, 08023532283, 09062887864, 09062887861 and 09062887860.
Babatunde, however, expressed regret over his action.
He said it was not his first time of kissing the toddler, adding that their father and other people were there when the recorded action took place.
He said he was the one who recorded it and posted it on his WhatsApp status because he made nothing of it, adding that one of his contacts made the video go viral.