Sadiq Ahmed, a 39-year-old man has confirmed defiling a 7-year-old girl in Adamawa State, and has blamed his action on locally brewed beer known as Burukutu.
The suspect, resident along Abuja Road in Yola South Local Government Area of the State, confessed to defiling the minor on Monday, 12 June, 2023.
During interrogation at the Police headquarters on Tuesday, 13 June, the accused said that he had perpetrated the crime while he was drunk with Burukutu.
He said that he does not take anything except Burukutu and deeply regretted defiling the little girl.
The spokesman of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect was nabbed following a complaint by the father of the victim.
The father informed the police that the suspect came to his house while they were away and gave his daughter the sum of N10 and subsequently defiled her.
The PPRO said that the Commissioner of Police, AfolabI Babatola, who had expressed concern over the incident, vowed to ensure the prosecution of the suspect.