- Police in Niger state has arrested a man who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl
- The suspect, God'stime Okon, was said to have raped the minor on Tuesday, July 17
- According to report, the suspect had engaged in rape of minors for many years before the police finally arrested him
A man identified as God'stime Okon has been arrested by the police in Niger state for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl at By-Water-Way area, Lambata, in the Gurara local government area of the state.
Punch reports that the victim was allegedly lured to the suspect's room where she was raped and warned not to disclose it to anyone. The incident was said to have happened on Tuesday, July 17.
NAIJ.com gathers that the suspect stated that he was attracted to underage girls, saying he found it difficult to exercise self-control.
According to report, Okon had engaged in rape of minors for many years before he was finally apprehended.
The suspect said: “It has become part of me; anytime I set my eyes on small beautiful girls, I got aroused and it has been affecting me adversely. Even If I am on a bike, I will stop and say hello to the girl before I continue on my way and it’s something I cannot control, honestly."
Okon, who said he did not regard it as a criminal act until he found himself in police custody, begged the girl's parents for forgiveness and promised to turn a new leaf.
The incident was confirmed by the state's police spokesman, Muhamad Abubakar, who admonished parents to always know the whereabouts of their children especially girls to protect them from sexual predators.
According to the state's police spokesman, the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the a 40-year-old businessman, Cosmos Ajibo, who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl, was charged before a magistrates’ court sitting in Kano.
The prosecutor, Inspector Junaidu Aminu, said at the court that the accused committed the offence on January 19, at about 5.00pm in Unguwar Tsamiya Quarters, Takai local government.
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