The Benue State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Terna Taga accused of raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl. The 10-year old girl was allegedly raped in an IDP camp which resulted in a difficult pregnancy.
The child was delivered of a baby girl through caesarean section by a team of doctors after some humanitarian workers raised the alarm on social media and admitted her to the hospital after three days of protracted labour.
While parading the suspect on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police in the state said,
“One 10-year-old girl (name withheld) who is an orphan living with her uncle was allegedly raped by one Terna Taga, 18 years old of North Bank, Makurdi.
“The victim became pregnant and has been delivered of a baby girl. Investigations reveal that the uncle was making arrangement, having known her condition to marry her out to an old blind man, when he discovered that she is pregnant,” he said.
The police boss who stressed that the girl’s uncle is on the run said that the suspect will be arraigned in court.
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