The Benue State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 18-year-old Terna Taga, who allegedly raped and impregnated a 10-year-old girl orphan at an Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in the state.
Taga was among 15 suspected criminals paraded for various crimes in the state.
The victim was delivered of a baby girl last Sunday in Makurdi.
Taga confessed that he was responsible for the girl’s pregnancy.
He said he slept with her twice in December, last year.
However, the accused said she consented to it, claiming that it wasn’t a rape.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mukaddaa Garuba, said, “The victim, who is an orphan and living with her uncle, one Iorja, was allegedly raped by Taga, 18, who lives in the North-Bank area of Makurdi.
“The victim became pregnant and has been delivered of a baby girl. Investigation revealed that the uncle was making arrangements to marry her out to a blind old man when he discovered that she was pregnant.
“The uncle is currently at large. The suspect will soon be charged to court,” he said.