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Man, 20, arrested for allegedly raping minor

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested one Benjamin Wariebi, 20, for the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl.

The incident was said to have happened on Saturday in Bebelebiri II community in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

The minor was reportedly rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

The victim was said to have told the police that   Wariebi had sent her on an errand to buy N50 worth of groundnut.

“And when I brought the groundnut, he dragged me inside his room, clamped his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming.

“After he finished, I was crying and bleeding. Some people saw me and I told them what happened. He wanted to run, but he was arrested,” she said.

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The state Police Spokesman, Mr Asinim Butswat, said the suspect was already in their custody.

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