Niger state Police Command has arrested one Yusuf Suleiman,25 year-old, for allegedly raping a two and half year old girl at Dutsen Kura area Minna, the state capital.
History also has it that the suspect had also raped mother of this child some years back.
The suspect who was paraded before Journalists at the Police headquarters in Minna yesterday confirmed to having canal knowledge of the minor but attributed it to the devil.
Spokesman of the Command, ASP Bala Elkana told Journalists that the suspect had confessed that on the fateful day, he saw the little girl coming out of their house and lured her to a corner and had sex with her.
He advised parents to pay more attention to their wards and be weary of the familiarity of their neighbours towards their children pointing out that it could be a tactics of getting closer to their children before unleashing havoc on them.
Elkana said that the suspect will soon be charged to court as soon as Police concludes its preliminary investigations on the matter.
The mother of the child, Zainab in a brief interview with Jourrnalists said, she had not been comfortable with the relationship between her husband and the suspected rapist because of a similar experience she had with him but had no way of separating them.
“I have never been comfortable with the suspect especially his relationship with my husband because he raped me also when I was 10yrs old but I refused to tell anybody till today and that is why I am always uncomfortable anytime I see him because my mind is not clear to him and I still believe that he can still do the same to anybody but I never knew that he can do it to anybody close to me again talk less of my own child.”
According to her,”the suspect about ten years ago took me to where they were washing motorcycle and raped me in a corner there. I got to know that of my daughter when she was crying when she wanted to urinate. When I checked her closely to known why she was crying, I saw blood in her private part and after enquiries, she confessed that it was Yusuf who had canal knowledge with her and she was immediately rushed to the hospital where it was confirmed .
The father of the child, Lawal Adamu 30, said all he wanted is justice against the suspect.
The suspect also confessed that he used to lure the girl with sweet or biscuit to bring her closer to him.
“I used to give her money to buy sweet, biscuits in the past but I dont know how devil used me to take her to a corner on the fateful day to have sex with her forcefully.