The Niger state police command apprehended a 60-year-old man identified as one Haruna Lawal, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in the Wushishi community in the state.
A statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, Wasiu Abiodun, stated that Haruna, a scavenger, spotted the little girl while she was hawking fish in the area.
He allegedly offered her a N100 note and then took her into an uncompleted building where he had canal knowledge of her.
Wasiu said during interrogation, Haruna confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.
In other related news, a teenager who was gang-raped by 4 men after she moved to Lagos in search of greener pastures tested positive for COVID-19.
16-year-old Aishat, an Oyo state indigene, became pregnant after she was gang-raped by four men when she took shelter in a bus at a motor park in Ijesha, Surulere.