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Man who allegedly raped, impregnated 10-year-old in IDPs camp arrested

Fikayo Olowolagba

Aug. 07, 2019

The Benue State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of an 18-year-old man, Terna Taga, who allegedly defiled and impregnated a 10-year-old girl.
Taga was alleged to have raped the minor who was at an internally displaced persons, IDPs camp in Benue.
The victim was delivered of a baby girl via Caesarean section, NAN reports.
DSP Catherine Anene, Benue Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi on Wednesday that Taga was arrested in North Bank on Tuesday evening.
She said the suspect is in custody for further investigations.
”The command will decide on the next line of action after full interrogation and investigation into the case,” Anene said.
NAN reports that the news of the minor’s pregnancy broke on Aug. 4 when she was dumped at a General Hospital, Makurdi by an unknown person.
Hours later, following social media reports, Mr Ukan Kurugh, an activist, allegedly took the minor to Foundation Memorial Hospital, Makurdi, where she delivered a baby girl through Caesarean section in the early hours of Aug. 5.
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