A suspected rapist, Christian Chilaka, of Starlight Area, Madallah, in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State, has been arrested by the state police command in connection with the defilement of a 10-year-old girl (name withheld).
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday, August 1 at about 1:30p.m when the suspect allegedly lured the victim to his residence and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
Crime Reports learnt that the suspect confessed to the crime during police investigation.
In a related development, one Dalhatu Umar was arrested in Dakwa community, in Taffa Local Government Area of the state over allegation of defiling a 10-year-old girl.
The suspect allegedly committed the crime on Sunday, July 31 at about 8:30p.m at Ungwa Galadima community.
Crime Reports learnt that nemesis caught up with the suspect when the girl’s mother, one Suwebatu Lawal, lodged a complaint at the police station that the suspect violated her daughter when she sent her on an errand.
She further informed the police that no sooner had the girl left his house than information got to her that Umar took her daughter to his residence and defiled her.
On interrogation, the suspect reportedly confessed to the crime, blaming his action on the devil.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the two incidents .
Elkana told Crime Reports that the cases would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation after which they would be arraigned for prosecution in a court of law at the conclusion of the police investigation.