Officers attached to the Jigawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, have arrested a 30-year-old man, Bello Muhammed, for allegedly impregnating an 18-year-old mentally-ill patient Daharatu Isyaku.
The suspect was paraded before newsmen in Dutse on Wednesday by state Commandant of the Corps, Dr. Muhammad Gidado who also said the suspect admitted committing the crime.
The state Commandant said the agency was still investigating the matter to ascertain if the offence was committed for ritual purposes.
He also disclosed that the suspect had named some accomplices during the investigation, stressing that they would be fished out, investigated and arraigned for prosecution.
Dr. Gidado informed newsmen that the girl was currently in the custody of the agency because of her condition.
Dr. Gidado who disclosed that the agency was also trying to contact her family, enjoined parents and guardians to take their mentally-imbalanced children to psychiatric hospitals for medical attention to avoid abuse.