Child Sex Abuse: Rapist Begs For Forgiveness

Child Sex Abuse: Rapist Begs For Forgiveness

A water vendor who was caught defiling a nine-year-old girl in Adamawa state, has begged for forgiveness stating that he had not concluded the act before he was arrested.

Mohammed Babangida 30, who was paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), told newsmen that it was his first time and that he regrets his action.

“This is my first time of doing this thing and I didn’t even ‘conclude it’ when my door was knocked, forcing me to stop. “I want to beg for forgiveness as a married man with children, based in Bauchi; I don’t want this shameful thing to wreck my family.

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“The whole thing started some days ago when the girl begged me for N50 to buy cake, claiming she was hungry, which I gave her.

 “Another day, she also begged for money and I gave her N20, she again came to my house and I gave her N50 and we entered the room,” Babangida said.

The State Commandant of NSCDC in Adamawa, Alhaji Nuraddeen Abdullahi, said Babangida was arrested in Damare Ward of Yola town, following a report from residents of the ward.

He added that the victim had been taken to the Yola Sexual Assault Referral Centre for treatment and compilation of needed evidence to prosecute the suspect.

“The suspect will be charged to court for prosecution after the intervention and advice of the Director Public Prosecution,” Abdullahi said.

The commandant further expressed his concern over incidents of rape of minors, urged the members of the public to report such incidents for necessary action.

“Our command has a humanitarian and Gender-Based Violence Unit, which statutory duty is to handle this type of cases.

 “We are always ready to handle this type of case and therefore urge the public to always speak out on rape and other gender-based violence,” Abdullahi said.

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