Kwara: 19-year-old arrested for allegedly raping minor


Operatives of Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested a 19-year-old, Jamiu Akande for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl at Pakata area of Ilorin.

Spokesman of NSCDC in the state, Ayoola Michael, on Thursday, said the Director, Child Unit of the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Alhaja Mariam Yusuf reported the incident at its office in Ilorin on Tuesday.

Michael explained that the ministry took the decision to report the case to NSCDC following a distress call from Babareke House at Ipata Oloje area of Ilorin.

Micheal said, “Without delay, the Command swiftly responded and apprehended the suspect after painstaking efforts by officers of the Command.

He said prior investigation revealed that the suspect frequently visited the victim’s residence under the guise of seeing his friend, thereby gaining access to the victim.

“He lured the victim to an uncompleted building on December 1, 2023, and sexually assaulted her. Subsequently, on April 16th, 2024, he sent her to buy bread for him and then led her to a dilapidated building where he subjected her to additional sexual abuse.

“The victim disclosed that the suspect has been sexually assaulting her since December 2023,” the statement added.

The NSCDC’s spokesman added that the suspect has confessed to the crime and will be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution

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