Crime

Man arrested for allegedly raping his 3 underage cousins

A 27 year-old man, Ibrahim Usabatu has been arrested by the police in Nasarawa State for sexually abusing three of his under-age cousins in Tudun Abu area of Lafia Local Government Area of the state.

Usabatu, who is a herbalist, had been sleeping in a mosque before he was accommodated by his victims’ family in Tudun Abu.

One of the parents, who spoke on condition of anonymity said she had for long suspected that Usabatu was having sexual intercourse with her daughter.

She said: “One fateful day when I saw my daughter, I started suspecting something between the two of them; in fact, I had been trailing him for some months.

“If we are inside the house, he would come outside and if we are outside, he would remain inside pretending to be teaching the kids lessons.

 “When I discovered what he was doing to the kids, I did not hesitate to ask my daughter, and she gave details of what transpired between her, the other two under-age girls and Usabatu.”

The mothers of the victims and their father called on the police to ensure that justice was done on the matter.

When the accused was paraded before journalists by the police, he admitted to have engaged in sexual intercourse with the children.

“I am in police custody because I raped three of my cousins. It happened as a mistake, it was the devil that pushed me to commit the crime,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Kennedy Idirisu, said the suspect would be prosecuted as soon as investigation was concluded.

He called on parents to “always put an eye on their wards.”

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