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Rape: Police arrest 22-year old man in Niger

The Police in Niger State has arrested Lucky John, 22-year old, at  Madallah, in Suleja Local Government  of the state, over rape of a two and a half years old girl whose names were withheld.

The suspect was arrested on Thursday following a complaint to the police  by the mother of the victim that her daughter had been defiled.

Sunday Tribune gathered that in the early hours of Thursday, the complainant had handed over the little girl to her neighbour, a female, to look after the girl with a promise to pick her up on her return from work in the evening.

She took the baby home but was shocked to find blood stains on her private parts when she was about to bath her.

A police source at the State Criminals Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Police Headquarters Minna, told our reporter that when the aggrieved mother prodded her daughter the little girl pointed at Lucky John  as being responsible said.

The source that the suspect was promptly arrested by the police at Madallah Divisional Headquarters, Suleja Local Government.

Upon interrogation, the suspect was said to have confessed to the crime, while blaming the devil as responsible for his action.  He pleaded for leniency by the police.

The Police Public Relations Officer Niger State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident, adding that the victim had been taken to the Hospital for medical examination.

According to Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) the suspected rapist is still in Police custody, while  further investigation of the case is still continuing by the police.