Terna Taga, the teenager who allegedly impregnated a 10 year-old girl, Masenengen Targba, at an Internally Displace Persons (IDP) camp in Benue State, says that he did not meet the girl a virgin.
The teenager who is a farmer stated this when he was paraded at the Benue State Police Command on Thursday.
Taga who is 18 admitted that he slept with the girl twice in December 2018, but not without her consent.
“I actually slept with her twice in December last year and it was with her consent. I did not rape her and since then, every effort to get close to her proved abortive as she was always running away whenever I saw her,” he told journalists at the police command.
“It was around May this year, l saw her with pregnancy and I tried to engage her in a talk but she ran away,” he added.
The 10 year-old girl gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday at the Foundation Memorial Hospital in Makurdi, the capital city of Benue State.
Speaking further, Taga said that after Masenengen had given birth, his cousin- brother informed him that she mentioned him as her child’s father and he went to the hospital to see her.
Taga was arrested at the hospital by the police.
Speaking about how he met her, the 18 year-old boy said that she came to him for shelter. According to him, she told him that her uncle sent her away from the house and she needed a place to sleep.
He however slept with her the second day after she returned back to him with the same story.
“The first time I met her, she only came to my house and told me that her uncle sent her away from the house and that she didn’t have a place to sleep and I offered to accommodate her in my house that night.”
“I gave her food and allowed her to sleep without touching her. The next day, she returned saying the same story and it was then that I slept with her for the first time. Then I slept with her another time. In all, I slept with her twice.”
“I never thought she was too young when I was sleeping with her. But the truth is that I didn’t meet her a virgin. She wasn’t a virgin at all,” he noted.
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