Wari, who reportedly defiled the minor in Gangaraso village in the Jada Local Government Area of the state, was arrested on May 23, 2023, by the state police command.
Wari, a tailor and cobbler, allegedly lured the minor into his room in the community and had sxxual intercourse with her.
He has since confessed to the crime at the police headquarters during interrogation but blamed the minor for following him into his room.
While responding to questions, he told the spokesperson for the police state command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, that the girl enticed him by touching a sensitive part of his body.
“She demanded the sum of N200 from me, besides sewing clothes for her free of charge,” Wari said.
Nguroje said the suspect was apprehended following a complaint lodged by a relation of the victim.
“The Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, has ordered for discreet investigation into the matter, and assured that the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution,” Nguroge said.