A 75-year-old man in Oyo State has been arrested for impregnating a 13-year-old girl.
The man, Pa Alabi, a carpenter, was doing some work for a woman when he met the girl, who was her apprentice, Tribune reports.
On one occasion, the girl had asked Alabi to build a wooden safe for her where she could be storing her money. After giving her the safe, he approached the girl and requested to get intimate with her, and according to him, she consented.
“On a particular day, I expressed my interest in her and she promised to think about it. She later consented and on one of the days she stopped to say hello to me, we had sex when I had an urge. And it was mutual. About five days after the first time, we had sex again and she stopped coming.
One day, she came to me and told me that her grandmother said she was pregnant. She stopped coming again and I didn’t see her again until policemen came to arrest me,” he said.
According to reports, Alabi gave the girl N200 and bought her a N1,500 “i-tel” phone after their first encounter.
After his arrest, Alabi stated that he had no idea that he had broken the law by sleeping with a minor. He revealed that he intends to marry the teenager and take care of her and the baby.
We hope the accused is convicted abd punished for his crime. This abuse needs to stop!
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