Man, 22, arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Niger State, says "he wants to marry her when she is of age"

A 22 -year -old man, Chukwuebuka Nnaji has been arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Madalla, Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State.

It was gathered that the suspect, a shop attendant, lured the victim to a junction in Madalla, claiming he had a gift for her. When she got there, he dragged her into the bush and raped her.

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The suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation.

“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 said.  “I had sex with her because I wanted to deflower her but it has dawned on me that I was simply infatuated”

The spokesperson for the State Police Command, Muhammad Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest said the suspect would soon be arraigned in court soon.

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