Edo Police State Command’s spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect committed the offence in Egba community, Uhunwonde Local Government on June 7.
An investigation into the matter is being carried out by the gender unit of the criminal investigation department. Nwabuzor said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation has been concluded.
When questioned by journalists, the suspect said;
“The two-year-old girl always comes to meet my sister. She came on this day, and I told her to go back home that my sister was not around but she refused to go.
“So, I then carry her, put her on the bed and pull her knickers halfway down. But I did not defile her. I did not penetrate her, I only put my penis in between her lap.
“I didn’t know what came over me because I hadn’t done it before.”