Muhammad Usman, a 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Maiduguri.
Commissioner Damian Chukwu of Maiduguri disclosed this while parading the suspect on Thursday in Maiduguri.
Mr. Chukwu said that the suspect was apprehended by detectives on June 10, at about 14: 30 p.m.
He said: “The suspect has confessed to the act. He has told investigators that he had carnal knowledge of the girl at the Londonciki area of Maiduguri.”
The commissioner was distressed about the number of rape cases in the state and urged victims to always come forward and seek redress.
“People must change their attitude toward rape. Victims should report, while relations of suspects must stop making unnecessary pleas to save them.
“It is disheartening to see victims’ families asking the police to drop charges against rape suspects.
“Unless we change this attitude, we will continue to witness rape in the society,” he said.
Mr. Chukwu also promised that the command had taken proactive measures to enhance its operation and get rid of criminals in the state.