The police in Benue have arrested an 18-year-old boy for defiling and impregnating a 10-year-old girl.
The boy with the name Terna Taga was arrested on Tuesday morning for impregnating and defiling a girl who lives in a camp housing internally displaced persons in Benue, she has already been delivered of a baby girl through caesarean section.
Investigation in the matter continues as suspects is in custody.
According to the Public Relations Officer for the Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene, “the command will decide on the next line of action after full interrogation and investigation into the case.”
The news of the minor’s pregnancy broke on Sunday after she was abandoned at a government hospital in Makurdi by an unknown person.
An activist allegedly took the minor to a private hospital where she was delivered of the baby by doctors.