UPDATE: Police nab man who allegedly raped, impregnated minor in IDP’s camp
A 18-year-old man, Terna Taga has been arrested by the Benue State Police Command on Wednesday for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 10-year-old girl.
WITHINNIGERIA had earlier reported how a 10-year-old girl who was raped several times at the IDP camp gave birth through a Caesarean operation.
The suspect, Taga was alleged to have raped the minor who was at an internally displaced persons, IDPs camp in Benue.
Police spokesperson in Benue state, DSP Catherine Anene told Newsmen in Makurdi on Wednesday that Taga was arrested in North Bank on Tuesday evening and currently undergoing interrogation in police’s custody.
”The command will decide on the next line of action after full interrogation and investigation into the case,” Anene said.
According to NAN reports, the news of the minor’s pregnancy broke on Aug. 4 when she was dumped at a General Hospital, Makurdi by an unknown person.
Hours later, following social media reports, Mr Ukan Kurugh, an activist, allegedly took the minor to Foundation Memorial Hospital, Makurdi, where she delivered a baby girl through Caesarean section in the early hours of Aug. 5.