19-year-old Nabbed For Allegedly Raping Minor In Kwara

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19-year-old Nabbed For Allegedly Raping Minor In Kwara

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Operatives of Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested one 19-year-old Jamiu Akande for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl (names withheld) at Pakata area of Ilorin, the state capital.

Spokesman of NSCDC in the state, Ayoola Michael, on Thursday, said the Director, Child Unit of the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Alhaja Mariam Yusuf reported the incident at its office in Ilorin on Tuesday.

Michael explained that the ministry took the decision to report the case to NSCDC following a distress call from Babareke House at Ipata Oloje area of Ilorin.

“Without delay, the Command swiftly responded and apprehended the suspect after painstaking efforts by officers of the Command, ” the statement said.

It said that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect frequently visited the victim’s residence under the guise of seeing his friend, thereby gaining access to the victim.

“He lured the victim to an uncompleted building on the 1st of December 2023 and sexually assaulted her. Subsequently, on April 16th, 2024, he sent her to buy bread for him and then led her to a dilapidated building where he subjected her to additional sexual abuse.

“The victim disclosed that the suspect has been sexually assaulting her since December 2023,” the statement added.

The NSCDC’s spokesman added that the suspect has confessed to the crime and will be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution.

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