The Benue State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 15 suspected criminals arrested for different sort of crimes in the state.
One of the criminals that was paraded was 18-year-old Terna Taga, who defiled and impregnated a 10-year-old girl at an Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in the state. .
The victim actually delivered a baby girl last Sunday in Makurdi.
Taga allegedly confessed that he was the one that got the girl pregnant, adding that he slept with her two times and accepted that he was the newborn baby’s father.
“Yes, I slept with her twice in December last year. She consented to it; it wasn’t a rape,” Taga told journalists.
Mukaddaa Garuba, the state’ CP while speaking on the 10-year-old girl, , said,
“The victim, who is an orphan and living with her uncle, one Iorja, was allegedly raped by one Terna Taga, 18, of the North-Bank area of Makurdi.
“The victim became pregnant and has been delivered of a baby girl.
According to the investigation, it was revealed that the uncle was making arrangements to marry her out to a blind old man when he noticed that she was pregnant.
The suspect will soon be charged to court.