A 22-year-old man, Chukwuebuka Nnaji, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Madalla.
According to reports, the suspect had asked the victim to meet him at a hotel at Madalla Junction, claiming he had a gift for her. On getting there, Nnaji dragged her to an isolated area in the bush and had carnal knowledge of her.
The suspect, who is a shop attendant, said, “I knew she is an underage girl; that was the reason why I have not impregnated her. I want her to be of age, so I can marry her.”
He added, “I had sex with her because I wanted to deflower her but it has dawned on me that I was simply infatuated.” The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect would soon be arraigned in court.