A staff of the Nigerian Prison, M. C. Bello, who was accused of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old mentally challenged girl in Adamawa State has been arrested.
Bello reportedly lured the minor with N50 before taking her into his apartment near the Yolde-Pate correctional facility in the Yola South Local Government Area of the state, where he allegedly defiled her.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Adamawa State police command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said Bello is in police custody in connection with the crime.
“Investigation into the matter has commenced,” Nguroje said
The Human Rights Desk Officer at the Centre for Women and Adolescent Empowerment, Madam Laila said the victim had undergone medical examination and that there was confirmation that she had been sexually abused.
“We’ll follow up the case to its logical conclusion so that the little girl gets justice. The survivor has undergone a medical examination, which confirms penetration.
The suspect has confessed to the crime and pleaded for leniency, attributing his action to the devil’s influence” she said