A 28-year-old driver has been arrested in Niger state for allegedly raping the younger sister to his proposed bride, TopNaija reports.
The suspect allegedly raped the 10-year-old girl in Tagina, Rafi Local Government Area of the Niger State. Mr. Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday that the suspect has been arrested.
The suspect allegedly lured the girl into his room and sexually abused her on Aug. 24. CP Usman disclosed that the suspect was proposing to marry the girl’s elder sister before the incident. The police commissioner added that the suspect would be charged to court immediately after investigation.
In June, Nigeria declared a state of emergency on rape and sexual violence in all 36 Nigerian states.
Earlier that month, activists from women-led groups marched and sent a memo to Nigeria’s House of Representatives, demanding Nigeria adopt and properly implement the 2015 Violence Against Prohibition Person’s Act (VAPP).
This was triggered by brutal rape cases reported in May and June: Barakat Bello was raped and killed in her home; Vera Uwa Omozuwa was killed in her church in Benin City, southern Nigeria; and a 12-year-old girl was raped by 11 men in Jigawa, northern Nigeria.Enjoy Complete Primary & Secondary Education Online CLICK HERE!
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