Officers of the Niger State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl on Saturday – throughout the night – at Barkin Saleh area of Minna, the state capital.
The victim, Ramatu Mohammed, had lost her money and while searching for it, the suspect, Mohammed Dan Abass, who met her crying over the loss, promised to give her the exact amount.
It was learnt that Abass then discreetly lured her into his room, closed the door and started putting his fingers into her before raping her.
The crime took place on Saturday, October 22, at about 8:45p.m.
Vanguard gathered that the suspect held the girl hostage at his residence, all through the night, where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her, while her parents and relations searched for her.
Ramatu, who was now released on Sunday morning, in tears, narrated her ordeal to her mother, Hajara Mohammed, who then rushed her to the Police Clinic for treatment and also made a statement.
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As a result of this, the suspect was traced and eventually arrested.