Officers of the Benue State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of an 18-year-old boy, identified as Terna Taga, for defiling and impregnating a 10-year-old girl in Benue State.
The girl (name withheld) was a refugee that lived in a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Benue State. A human rights activist reportedly took the minor to a private hospital where she was successfully delivered of a healthy baby girl through cesarean section. The police will charge Terna Tega for having sexual relations with a minor.
The Public Relations Officer of the Benue State Police, Catherine Anene, told newsmen in Makurdi, the state capital, that Tega was arrested on Tuesday evening and would be charged to court pending further investigations into the matter.
“The police will decide on the next line of action after full interrogation and investigation into the case,” she said.