-Muhammad Usman was arrested for raping 10-year-old girl.
-The 40-year-old man admitted to the crime.
Police has arrested a 40-year-old man, Muhammad Usman, for raping a 10-year-old girl in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Commissioner of Police, Borno State command, Mr. Damian Chukwu, revealed this in Maiduguri on Thursday while parading the suspect.
Mr. Chukwu disclosed that the suspect was arrested by detectives on June 10, at about 14: 30 p.m.
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“The suspect has confessed to the act. He has told investigators that he had carnal knowledge of the girl at the Londonciki area of Maiduguri,” he said.
Chukwu explained that the command was awaiting legal advice from the ministry of justice, before prosecuting the suspect. He also denounced the rate of rape cases in the state and urged victims to always report the act.
“People must change their attitude toward rape. Victims should report, while relations of suspects must stop making unnecessary pleas to save them.
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“It is disheartening to see victims’ families asking the police to drop charges against rape suspects. Unless we change this attitude, we will continue to witness rapes in the society,” he said.
The commissioner said that the command had taken proactive steps to enhance its operation of protecting lives and getting rid criminals.
He added that additional personnel had been deployed to Maiduguri and liberated areas to enhance security, while a conference would be held every month, to review and appraise the security situation.