A 39-year-old man, Aminu Usman, who raped a girl aged nine, has said he had sexual urge and had to satisfy it, adding that he did not know how it all came about until he had finished.
The suspect, who lived at Eidel Prayer Ground in Suleja, is an artisan in Suleja town, committed the offence on March 23 at 2p.m. in the Suleja, headquarters of Suleja Local Government Area of the state.
He had lured the young girl to an isolated area with a promise of buying some items for her, where he raped.
Unknown to the suspect, he was being trailed by another man, Abdulkadir Awwal, who suspected foul play and just as the suspect was forcing himself into the victim, Awwal alerted the Police.
Policemen attached to ‘A’ Division Suleja immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect.
Meanwhile, the suspect has said he did not know that the victim is underaged.
According to him, “I did not realise that she is an underaged girl before I had sex with her. All I know is that I had sexual urge and I had to discharge and this is what led me to the desperation not knowing that she is underaged.
“I didn’t even know how it all came about until I finished. It is unfortunate that I did it and I plead for forgiveness because I have never done it before.”
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime during interrogation, adding that he had been arraigned in court.