Despite apology, police seek for young man kissing little girl in viral  video

Lagos state police command said it has
arrested On Babatunde Adeyeye, a 400-level student of Lagos state university
seen kissing under-age in a viral video trending on social media.

Social
media was awash with the trending video, general much debate at to the moral of
such act coming from an adult.


The
Lagos state police public Relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana in a statement
stated that  had charged a team of
detectives to track down Adeyeye after the attention of the command was drawn
to the video.

“The
video shows one Babatunde Adeyeye, a Botany student at the Lagos State
University, kissing his three-year-old stepsister. The incident happened on
June 2, 2020, in their residence at Sagamu. The CP tasked detectives from the
Gender Unit to analyze the video and apprehend the suspect.

“The
team got the suspect about 11am on Friday. He was handed over to the State
Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for diligent
prosecution.”

The
CP urged everyone to continue to speak out against rape, child abuse and crime
against women.

Adeyeye
in his statement to the police said he posted the video innocently on his Whatsapp
status, adding that it went viral because a friend of his course mate shared it
on social media platforms.

He
said, “I am a student at the Lagos State University. On June 2, around 8pm, my
stepsister and I were playing outside. My dad was sitting beside me and my
neighbours were with me playing.

“I
did a video of me kissing the girl without any bad intention. After making the
video, I posted it on my WhatsApp status and a lady messaged me, calling me a
rapist. I was remorseful because that was not the first time I posted the
girl’s picture. The lady blocked me immediately because I messaged her.

“She
screenshot it (the video) and posted it on social media. She is a friend of my
coursemate. If truly I had a bad intention, I wouldn’t have posted it on my
WhatsApp status, Adeyeye added!

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