A 20-year-old man, identified as Abdullateef Ibrahim, arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl, has revealed how he started the act.
While pleaded for forgiveness, Ibrahim said he started raping children after his girlfriend left him.
The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said on Sunday that the suspect was apprehended by operatives attached to Nasko police division, adding that he had been charged to court.
The PPRO said that the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation, noting that the victim had been taken to the General Hospital, Magama, for treatment.
Punch reports that the victim, while on an errand for her mother, was dragged to an isolated place by Ibrahim where he had sex with her.
Ibrahim told the newspaper that he had forcefully had carnal knowledge of more than six underage girls in the community.
He said, “Since my girlfriend left, I have been in the act and I enjoyed doing it, but at times I will ask myself ‘why am I into this mess and the urge still continues?’
“It is quite unfortunate that I found myself in this hopeless predicament.”
He begged for forgiveness and advised other youths to shun “ the wicked act that may mar their future.”