‘I started but i did not finish because someone knocked on the door’ – 30-year-old man arrested for raping 9-year-old girl says

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Mohammed Babangida,30, has been arrested and paraded by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for raping a 9-year-old girl.

It was gathered that the suspect raped the young girl on October 10 at Damare community in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State and was apprehended after Damara residents reported the incident to NSCDC.

“The suspect will be charged to court through the intervention and advice by Director of Prosecution (DPP), state Ministry of Justice, which we always partner with on capital offence that amounts to prosecution” The state Commander of the NSCDC, Nurudeen Abdulahi said.

Confessing to the crime when paraded before newsmen, Babangida said he gave the girl N50 and N20 on two respective occasions and tried raping her when they met for the third time after giving her N50.

“I started but I did not finish,” he said, adding that someone knocked on the door and that was how it ended.

He asked for leniency, saying, “I have not done it before and I will not try it again. I have wife and children. Government should pity me and not ruin my family.”

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