A 70-year-old man, Mohammed Sani Umar (Tela), has r*ped an eight-year-old woman in Chanchaga space of Minna, Niger State.
Umar raped the woman twice earlier than giving her N80 to not inform anyone concerning the incident.
The mom of the woman seen her irregular behaviour, which made her query the woman earlier than she revealed that the septuagenarian defiled her.
“After some days, she noticed some stains in her underwear and requested her what occurred to her.
“The little woman took the mom to his place and on reaching there, she simply pointed at him.
“On sighting the girl and the woman, he began begging them to cowl it up so he’ll take accountability,” Abubakar, the woman’s uncle, narrated.
He stated Umar was overwhelmed by indignant members of the neighborhood earlier than he was interrogated and handed over to the police for additional investigation and prosecution.
“The lady began crying and shouted for assist. Folks got here round, dragged him to the household home, the place he was overwhelmed and confessed that he had s.e.x together 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 appealed to the police to deal with the matter professionally as they expressed worry that the police may sweep the case below the carpet as Umar is influential within the society.
“The Divisional Police Officer stated the case could be forwarded to the state command on Monday.
“We wish the police to do the suitable 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 folks in the neighborhood and there’s a chance they might conspire with the police to launch the person and sweep the matter below the carpet.
“The police ought to guarantee justice is served proper on this case,” the household urged.