Police in Niger State have arrested a 25-year-old man, Yusuf Suleiman, over allegation of sexually abusing a two and half year-old girl at Adamawa street, in Dutsen Kura Community, Chanchaga LGA of the state.
Parading the suspect before newsmen in Minna, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bala Elkana, advised parents to pay more attention to their wards, as most rape cases were committed by those close to parents of the underage girls.
Elkana stated further that the suspect confessed to the police that at about 12a.m on the fateful day, he saw the girl coming out of her house and he led her to a corner and had canal knowledge of the minor who would be three years old in two months time.
He said the suspect would soon be charged to court so as to face the full wrath of the law, adding that when convicted, the suspect was likely to be sentenced to life imprisonment.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old mother of the victim, simply identified as Zainab, said she was never comfortable with the suspect’s relationship with her husband because he once raped her (Zainab) when she was 10 years old, but had “refused to tell anybody about it before now".
Credits: Nigerian Tribune