The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Babatunde Adeyeye who is a 400 level student at the University of Lagos for kissing a 3-year-old girl in a video that went viral yesterday.
It was reported that Adeyeye was arrested at his residence on Friday at Kajola street, Shagamu, Ogun State, three days after he posted the video online.
The Lagos State Police Spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, said that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has sent a team of Police Officers to hunt down Adeyeye after the video attract the attention of the command.
According to the Spokesman of the Police, he said that they saw Adeyeye in a video, kissing his 3-year-old stepsister.
The incident happened on the 2nd of June, 2020 in their residence at Shagamu. The Commissioner of Police charged the detectives from the gender unit to run an analysis on the video and arrest the suspect.
He said the team arrested the suspect on Friday at 11 am. He was then handed over to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba for interrogation.
The Commissioner of Police has encouraged everyone to speak out against child abuse, rape, and abuse of women.
Adeyeye made a statement to the Police that the video he posted on his WhatsApp status wasn’t intentional, saying that the reason it went viral is that a friend of his course mate shared it on WhatsApp.
Adeyeye narrated that he is a student of Lagos State University. He said on the 2nd of June, at 8pm, he and his sister were playing outside. His dad was sitting beside him and their neighbours were playing with him.
He said he made a video of him kissing his sister and did not do it with any bad intention, of which after he posted the video on his WhatsApp status, a lady messaged him calling him a rapist.
The lady was a friend of his course mate. He continued by saying when he heard the lady react to the past, he became remorseful because according to him it wasn’t his intention. He said the lady blocked him because he messaged her.
According to his narration, the lady posted a video of him kissing his sister. He said he didn’t have any bad intention, he mentioned if he has he wouldn’t have made a video.