The Benue State Police Command has arrested the man who allegedly raped and impregnated a 10-year-old girl in the state.
An 18-year-old man, Terna Taga, who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl in Benue state was arrested on Wednesday, Police said.
The 10-year-old girl was at an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Benue where Taga alleged to have raped and impregnated her.
Activist Ukan Kurugh made the story of the girl go viral after she was said to have been dumped in a General Hospital, Makurdi by an unknown person on Sunday. Activist Ukan Kurugh took the minor to Foundation Memorial Hospital, Makurdi where she delivered a baby girl through Caesarean section on Monday, August 5.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Wednesday, said that the suspect was arrested in North Bank on Tuesday evening and is in custody for further investigations.