Nasarawa State Command, of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one Ahmadu Yaro, 27, for defiling four different babies in Adogi village of Lafia Local Government Area.
Mr Muhammad Mahmoud-Fari, State Commandant of the NSCDC, who disclosed this on Wednesday in Lafia, said among the victims was a three-month-old infant.
Mahmoud-Fari, who was represented by Bisi Olugboyega, Deputy Commandant of the corps, said the suspect was arrested at his Adogi residence on Monday at about 2:30 a.m.
He said the suspect had confessed to having defiled the three-month-old baby, whom he had stolen from her mother on the night of May 27, while she was asleep.
He committed the act in an uncompleted building opposite Government Secondary School, Adogi.
“While he was at it, he heard the sound of a motorcycle approaching and had to abandon the baby and fled the village.
“He was eventually arrested on June 22 at about 2:30 a.m. in his house in Adogi.
“The suspect, during interrogation, confessed to defiling three other babies in the area, whose ages range between three months and one year six months.
“The parents of the other victims have also been identified and are here with us,” NAN quoted him as saying.
He added that the suspect would be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
Confessing to the crime, the suspect pleaded for forgiveness and attributed his actions to “powers beyond his control”.
He denied that his action was for ritual purpose, adding that he had no accomplice.
Source: News update