The Suspect, Mohammed Sani Umar
A 70-year-old man has reportedly been apprehended by the police within the Chanchaga space of Minna, Niger State for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old lady.
The suspect, recognized as Mohammed Sani Umar (Tela) allegedly raped the lady twice earlier than giving her N80 to remain quiet in regards to the incident. However the younger lady later revealed that the septuagenarian defiled her when her mother observed her unusual conduct and examined her.
Narrating the ordeal, the lady’s uncle, Abubakar advised Sahara Reporters: “She was sick for some weeks and after each remedy, she was nonetheless not very properly. Then, a neighbour suggested her mom to maintain a detailed watch on the lady, which the mom began doing.
“After some days, she noticed some stains in her underwear and requested her what occurred to her.
“The little lady took the mom to his place and on reaching there, she simply pointed at him.
“On sighting the lady and the lady, he began begging them to cowl it up so he’ll take accountability,” Abubakar narrated.
He additionally stated Umar confessed to the crime after he was overwhelmed by indignant members locally earlier than they handed over to the police for additional investigation and prosecution.
“The lady began crying and shouted for assist. Individuals got here round, dragged him to the household home, the place he was overwhelmed, and confessed that he had intercourse along with her twice.
“He stated that he gave her N50 as soon as and one other N30 the second time. We took him to the police custody and handed him to the police to cost him to courtroom,” Abubakar added.
The household additionally appealed to the police to make sure justice is served proper on this case as they worry that the matter might be swept beneath the carpet as a result of Umar is influential locally.
The Divisional Police Officer stated the case can be forwarded to the state command on Monday.
“We would like the police to do the appropriate factor as a result of the person may be very influential and has some individuals who often bail criminals arrested by the police.
“He is aware of the wealthy individuals locally and there’s a chance they might conspire with the police to launch the person and sweep the matter beneath the carpet.
“The police ought to guarantee justice is served proper on this case,” the household urged.