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65-year-old man defile toddler inside a cemetery in Niger state

A 62-year-old man, Adamu Danga Rijau is currently being investigated for defiling a 6-year-old girl in the cemetery in Minna, Niger state.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that the incident occurred on the 30th of last month,(January) at about 8 pm at the Numui cemetery around Bosso Low-cost in Minna, Niger state capital as the suspect was caught in the act.

The minor was sent on an errand by her mother during which the suspect lured her into the cemetery and defiled her.

Confirming the incident, the state police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the suspect has confessed to the crime and that he did it under the influence of alcohol.

“On the 30/1/2024 at about 2100hrs, information was received at Bosso Division that on the same date at about 1800hrs, one Adamu Danga Rijau aged 62 years of Bosso Lowcost area of Minna was sighted around Numui cemetery without trousers on top of a minor girl of about 6 years of age while the suspect took to his heels from the spot,” the PPRO stated.

He said an alarm was raised by a passerby and that before the Police could mobilize to the scene, the suspect had taken to his heels but was pursued and arrested by the mob.

The suspect was immediately taken to Bosso Division where a preliminary investigation was conducted and the case was transferred to SCID Minna.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having lured the victim to the cemetery when she was sent on an errand by her mother. He confessed further that he defiled the minor due to intoxication.
“I drank some quantity of palm wine that I bought on my way home from my farm and I was under the influence of the palm wine before committing the act,” the suspect confessed.
Meanwhile, the victim has been taken to the Police clinic for a medical examination while the case is under investigation.
The PPRO said the suspect would be arraigned in court immediately after the conclusion of the Police’s preliminary investigation.

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