A pregnant 10 year old girl gives birth in Benue
Girl was raped at the IDP camp and rapist on run
3 days after the viral news broke out, the Benue State Police Command confirms the arrest of the alleged rapist who happens to be an 18 year old man called Terna Taga.
A social media user @CollinsUma has called on Nigerians to come to the aid of a 10 year old pregnant child who was raped and impregnated by an unknown person and dumped in a general hospital in Benue for delivery.
Read his tweets….
Yesterday a heavily pregnant 10 year old child in labour was dumped at a General Hospital in Makurdi. She’d been raped. No one knows who her rapist is @Dr_Ukan moved her to a private hospital. This morning she delivered through CS. She needs our help. Baby food, clothes etc.
She was delivered of a baby girl weighing 2.5kg at birth. I can send you a contact in Makurdi that will receive anything you wish to send. Thanks.
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Masenengen an orphan, it was learnt, got impregnated by the pedophile after she was displaced by the farmers-herders crisis which rocked her village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue state last year.
She then relocated along with her uncle to somewhere in the North Bank area of Makurdi where the perpetrator allegedly raped her and put her in the family way.
Her story immediately caught the attention of Ukan Kurugh, a humanitarian activist who alongside other activists rushed to the hospital and transferred her to the Foundation hospital in Makurdi where she was delivered of her baby weighing 2.5kg through C-Section at about 3am on Monday morning.
However, National Coordinator of Jireh Doo Foundation, Ms. Josephine Habba who was at the hospital said the victim has named the perpetrator adding that she would not relent until the rapists is apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law.
Updated 7th of August, 2019 (Wednesday)
Rapist who has been on the run finally arrested 3 days after the viral news broke out
The police in Benue on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of an 18-year-old man, Terna Taga, who allegedly defiled and impregnated a 10-year-old girl. Taga was alleged to have raped the minor who at an internally displaced persons camp in Benue.
DSP Catherine Anene, Benue Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Wednesday that Taga was arrested in North Bank on Tuesday evening. She said the suspect is in custody for further investigations.
”The command will decide on the next line of action after full interrogation and investigation into the case,” Anene told NAN.
The news of the minor’s pregnancy broke on August 4 when she was dumped in a General Hospital, Makurdi by an unknown person.
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