A 40-year-old man, Shaibu Sani, of Ungwar Rimi District in Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna state has been arrested by operatives of Kaduna State Police Command for defiling a seven year old girl.
The suspect, a labourer hired to work on people’s farm, allegedly committed the act in an uncompleted building in Dambushiya, Chikun local government area of the state on June 8, 2019, where he allegedly lured the girl, kept her for over 20 minutes and sexually defiled her.
Shaibu allegedly entrapped the victim in the uncompleted building near her house, pinned her down and raped her.
According to father of the rape victim, Malam Abubakar Suleiman, he came back from work around 11am and somebody called him that there is trouble outside involving his daughter.
“I ran out and saw my daughter crying, saying Baba! Baba!!! with blood coming out of her private part. I carried her and she told me that it was a man in a black cloth that did this to her. The men in around the community immediately combed the area, and as God will have it, they saw a man in black cloth coming out from the uncompleted building.
“We confronted him. He initially denied but later confessed and blamed the devil. We then took him to Ungwar Rimi Divisional Police station where he was detained, while my daughter was taken to the hospital for medical attention. She cannot walk properly without the help of someone. This is very sad,” he lamented.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Kaduna State Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the suspect has been arrested and both him and the victim were taken to hospital for medical examination. He said that the case file has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for investigation and very soon the suspect will be charge to court.
DSP Sabo called on citizens to be wary of people who roam their neighbourhood aimlessly to avoid such occurrence.