The Niger state police command has arrested a 20-year-old man, Abdullateef Ibrahim, for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl.
Ibrahim has since confessed and pleaded for forgiveness,adding that he started raping children after his girlfriend left him.
Muhammad Abubakar, Niger State Police Public Relations Officer,confirming the incident on Sunday said the suspect was apprehended by operatives attached to Nasko police division, adding that he had been charged to court.
Abubakar noted taht teh victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment, adding that the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation.
According to Northern City News, Ibrahim, took the child to an isolated area and raped her. The girl was running an errand for her mother.
The suspect, according to report, had been involved in the heinous act for over two years before he finally arrested.
Ibrahim speaking to newsmen 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.