The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 20 – year – old man , Abdullateef Ibrahim, for allegedly raping a five- year – old girl.
Ibrahim confessed to the crime during interrogation. He also pleaded for forgiveness , saying he started raping children after his girlfriend left him.
The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer , Muhammad Abubakar , said the victim had been taken to the General Hospital Magama , for treatment .
It was learnt that the victim was running an errand for her mother when Ibrahim dragged her to an isolated area in the bush and had sex with her .
It was gathered that the suspect had been involved in the heinous act for over two years before he was eventually arrested by police operatives .
Ibrahim revealed that he had forcefully had carnal knowledge of more than six underage girls in the community.
He said , “ Since my girlfriend left , I have been in the act and I enjoyed doing it, but at times I will ask myself ‘ why am I into this mess and the urge still continues ?’
It is quite unfortunate that I found myself in this hopeless predicament.” He begged for forgiveness and advised other youths to shun “ the wicked act that may mar their future. ”