A teenager admits the impregnation of a 10-year-old girl in Benue; Police reveal that his uncle was making arrangements to marry him to a blind man
On Thursday, a teenager admitted to giving birth to the 10-year-old girl who gave birth a few days ago to a small girl in Makurdi, Benue State.
The teenager that Mukaddas Garba, police commissioner of the state, has submitted for alleged rape of rape of the minor. The victim was living with his uncle in the Makurdi area on the north shore at the time of the incident before being thrown into a displaced persons camp in Benue.
Garba set the age of the teenager at 18, but in an interview with reporters, the suspect said he was 17 and had dropped out of SS2.
“I accept responsibility for pregnancy,” he said.
The teenager explained that somewhere last year, around December, he had helped the girl individually after she shouted to him that there was no food to eat for her.
He admitted to having sex with her on one of the nights when she told him that her uncle had chased her away and that he had to provide her with room in her room.
He admitted having twice had carnal relations with the girl and never knew she was pregnant, because no one had ever told him about it.
He added that the girl was standing at a distance and that even when he saw her in February, this year, she had fled, so that he had never known that there had been a such development.
The teenager who claims to be an orphan but now works on a parent’s farm to make a living, said he was shocked when a friend came to his home in his northern suburb of Makurdi on Monday. and stated that the girl had just given birth and mentioned her name as the baby’s father.
“It was this person who persuaded me to follow him to the hospital and see the girl and my baby. I agreed to follow him and when I got to the hospital, I was arrested, “he said.
In the meantime, the police commissioner said the teenager from the Gwer West area of the state raped the 10-year-old, adding that he would soon be charged in court.
“The investigation revealed that the girl’s uncle was making arrangements to marry her with an old blind man when he found out she was pregnant. The uncle is currently on the run, “added CP Garba.