30 year-old man arrested for alleged rape of minor in Jigawa State

A 30 year old man, Habibu Muhammad, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Unguwar Gabas, in Karkarna, Yankwashi local government area of Jigawa State  for the alleged rape of a minor.

Penpushing reports that, the Public Relations Officer of the Command Adamu Shehu, made this known in a statement adding that the suspect was arrested on Saturday, September 19, 2020, for the alleged rape of a five-year-old girl of the same address.

The Defence spokesman said the case was reported at the Yankwashi Divisional office by the father of the victim who accused the suspect of taking his child to his house and sexually assaulting her.

Penpushing further reports that, Shehu said upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that on Friday, September 18, 2020, at about 3:30 pm, he invited the young girl into his house with the intention of sending her on an errand and changed his mind to take advantage of her.

“According to the victim’s mother, it was when her daughter was complaining of pain in her private area that she decided to have a look at the place, and then questioned the girl on how she sustained bruises at the area. The little girl started crying saying the person would kill her if she mentioned his name’, Shehu said.

“Medical report obtained from Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) at the General Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa state’s capital confirmed penetration and bruises in the minor’s private area,”,the statement stated

Penpushing also reports that the agency image maker in the statement assured that the suspect will be charged to court when a discreet investigation is completed.

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