A 30 year -old water vendor identified by name as Mohammed Babangida has pleaded for leniency on the grounds that he had not “concluded ” his act before he was apprehended.
The suspect who was allegedly caught defiling a nine -year – old girl was paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Friday.
In his words he pleads saying that he was a first – time offender , and that he regretted his act.
“This is my first time of doing this thing and I didn ’t even ‘conclude it’ when my door was knocked, forcing me to stop.
“ I want to beg for forgiveness as a married man with children . I am based in Bauchi; I don ’t want this shameful thing to wreck my family.
“The whole thing started some days ago when the girl begged me for N 50 to buy cake , claiming she was hungry , which I gave her .
“Another day , she also begged for money and I gave her N 20 ; she again came to my house and I gave her N 50 and we entered the room,” Babangida narrated.
Speaking earlier on the arrest of the suspect , the State Commandant of NSCDC in Adamawa , Nuraddeen Abdullahi , said Babangida was apprehended in Damare Ward of Yola town, following a report from residents of the ward .
He said that the victim had been taken to the Yola Sexual Assault Referral Centre for treatment and compilation of needed evidence to prosecute the suspect .
“The suspect will be charged to court for prosecution after the intervention and advice of the Director Public Prosecution ,” Abdullahi said .
The commandant , who expressed concern over incidents of rape of minors , urged the public to do away with the culture of silence by reporting such incidents for necessary action .
“Our Command has a Humanitarian and Gender – Based Violence Unit, whose statutory duty is to handle this type of cases .
“ We are always ready to handle this type of cases and therefore urge the public to always speak out on rape and other gender- based violence,” Abdullahi pleaded .
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