The police in Benue have arrested and 18-year-old boy named Terna Taga for defiling and impregnating a 10-year-old girl.
The girl, who lives in a camp housing internally displaced persons in Benue, has already been delivered of a baby girl through caesarean section.
Confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer for the Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi, the capital, that Taga was arrested on Tuesday evening.
She said the suspect was in custody while investigation into the matter continues.
She said, “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.