The police paraded the suspect before newsmen in the state when he was arrested.
All efforts to get the account of the incident from the minor, proved abortive as the little girl appeared too traumatized and frightened to speak.
But the grandfather of the victim was able to narrate how the unfortunate incident happened.
He said it happened on Wednesday while his grand-daughter was on an errand. He said the suspect, Imande forcefully grabbed and raped her.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestina Kalu confirmed the incident and said that the suspect would be made to face the full weight of the law because of the severity of the offence.
She advised parents of young children to always get worried whenever children sent on errands stay longer than expected.
She stressed that this was the only way to prevent incident such as this from happening.
When interviewed about the motive behind his actions, the suspect blamed the devil for his action, while pleading guilty.
He further promised not to commit such crime again if set.