From Chris Gaga, Makurdi
One Terna Taga who allegedly raped and impregnated a 10-year-old-girl has admitted he had sexual intercourse twice with her sometime in December 2018, but deny impregnating her.
Recall that a minor was delivered of a baby through a Caesarean session (CS) last Sunday at a hospital in Makurdi.
The 17-year-old Terna, however, insisted that he did not sleep with her forcefully.
He spoke to newsmen on Thursday, when the Benue State Police Commissioner, CP Mukaddas Garba paraded him amongst 14 other criminals at the Command headquarters in Makurdi.
He said: ” l didn’t I pregnant her. The girl came to my house the first day and complained of hunger, so I gave her some money to go and buy food. I didn’t sleep with her the first time. She left but came back later again.
She spent a night with me. I slept with her two times, but I didn’t use force on her.”
“I had sex with her around December last year. I couldn’t see her for some time, but when I later saw her, she was pregnant. I even went to see her in the hospital. When she was asked who impregnated her then she mentioned my name”.
CP Mukaddas informed newsmen that the Uncle of the impregnated Minor, one Iorfa, who has planned to marry out the little girl to a blind man when he discovered she was pregnant was still at large.
Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner, CP Mukaddas also paraded illegal weapons manufacturers, kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers, child traffickers, and four other criminals involved in extorting people using the cover of Nigerian Merchant Navy.
Our correspondent reports that different kinds of a weapons including two Ak47, live ammunition, cartilages, arm manufacturing plant and equipments, and charms.
“On 02/08/2019 at about 2030hrs one Mkarvter Shagbe and Terseer Maakuna all ‘m’ of Vandeikya were arrested with an AK 47 rifle loaded with 10 rounds of live ammunition. Further investigation led to the arrest of an illegal arm manufacturer one Terhembafan Sevav and Vishi Avav.A search lead to the recovery of two more AK 47 rifles, two (2) single barrel pump actions two (2) locally made pistol, four (4) magazines, one (1) gas cylinder, assorted gun manufacturing tools and charms. Investigation is still in progress.
“On 30/07/2019 a victim from Vandeikya LGA reported that some unknown persons have called and threatened him to pay them the sum of two million naira only (N2, 000, 000.00) or they will kidnap and kill him. Investigation led to the arrest of one Kphe terfa Godwin of Mbayongo Vandeikya was arrested from his hideout at Tsav village. Suspect confessed to the crime.
“On 5/8/2019 at about 0530hrs One Achogwu Daniel m’ of Otukpo town allegedly took a pregnant minor to Aba, Abia State where the victim was delivered of a child that he sold to an unknown person. Investigation is still in progress,” CP.
The Benue State Police Commissioner expressed happiness in the doggedness of his men especially “Operation Puff Adder” even as he appreciated men of the public for guaranteeing information to the security agents.
He assured of more commitment to ensure that Benue experience peace and crime free society.