Edo

Police arrest father of 4-year-old girl ‘sexualised’ for content creation in Edo

BY Jemilat Nasiru

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The Edo state police command has arrested the father of a minor who was used for sensual content creation.

An X user had called the attention of the authorities to the alleged abuse of the girl, said to be about four years old.

Videos and pictures trending on social media show the minor in revealing clothes while in the company of some men, including her father, in a hotel in Auchi, Edo state.

The minor has an Instagram account in her name where her semi-nude pictures are posted.

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The development has sparked public outcry on social media.

In a statement on Sunday, Chidi Nwabuzor, spokesperson of the command, said on learning of the situation, Funsho Adegboye, Edo police commissioner, ordered his officers to arrest the suspects involved.

Nwabuzor said the father of the girl was arrested 12 hours later, and that investigations are ongoing.

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“The Edo State Police Command is aware of the trending video of a child of about 4 years old conspicuously naked and used as an adult content in an undisclosed hotel in Auchi, Edo State,” the statement reads.

“The Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Funsho Adegboye, mni immediately drafted tactical team to go all out and arrest the suspect and his cohort. Within 12 hours, the father of the girl was arrested, investigation has commenced further revelation will be made known to the public.”

The commissioner appealed to the public to remain calm, while assuring that justice will be served.

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