A 25-year-old man, Gbanger Terkimbi Sunday, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Benue Command, for having unlawful carnal knowledge of an 11-year-old girl.
Gbanger was paraded at the command’s headquarters in Makurdi, on Monday, February 12, 2024, alongside three other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state.
State Commandant of NSCDC, Yakubu Ibrahim, through the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Michael Ejelikwu, told journalists that the r*pe suspect, Gbanger Terkimbi Sunday defiled the minor at Mbakumur Peivi community of Guma LGA in Benue State.
He said the suspect was arrested on January 25, after a medical examination/finding revealed that his victim had physical injuries among others on her private part.
Sunday admitted the crime during a chat with journalists, saying he was teaching the minor s3x on her request.
The NSCDC also explained that the second suspect, a 27-year-old Abdullahi Ali popularly known as “Rayyamu and two pack” was arrested on February 5 at about 11:49am at Ankpa Quarters in Makurdi over alleged criminal conspiracy, theft, armed robbery and cheating.
Ali was also alleged to have escaped twice from the NSCDC custody and once from police custody even in handcuffs before he was again apprehended by the civil defence officers.
The suspect told newsmen that he ran away because of suffering in detention, urging the law to tamper justice with mercy.
Meanwhile, the remaining two suspects – Aliyu Ali, 32, and Mustapha Aliyu, 27 – who are both drivers were nabbed at Ugbokpo in Apa LGA on February 4 over alleged vandalism, theft and willful destruction of critical national assets and criminal conspiracy.
The duo, according to the NSCDC PRO, were also in possession of a stolen MF375 tractor suspected to belong to either Benue or Nasarawa State government but had been recovered from them.
Ejelikwu said that further investigation was ongoing on the matter and that the suspects would soon be charged to court or handed over to appropriate bodies for prosecution.