By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
A forty years old man, Shaibu Sani of U/Rimi District in Kaduna North Local Government Area has been arrested by men of the State Police Command for defiling a 7-year old girl, name withheld.
The suspect allegedly committed the criminal act in an uncompleted building located in Dambushiya, Chikun Local Government Area of the state on June 8, 2019.
The suspect who is a labourer hired to work on peoples’ farms is alleged to have lured the girl to the uncompleted building, where he held her for over 20 minutes and sexually defiled her.
it was further gathered that the shameful incident started when Shaibu entrapped the victim in an uncompleted building near her house where he seized the opportunity to pin her down and then defiled her.
Father of the victim, Abubakar Suleiman told this reporter that he came back from work at about 11am on that black day and someone called him that there was trouble outside involving his daughter.
“I immediately ran out and saw my daughter crying, saying Baba! Baba!!! with blood coming out of her private part. I carried her and asked what happened? She told me that it was a man on a black cloth that did this to her.
Narrating the ordeal further, Suleiman added that concerned community members immediately combed the area, and as God woukd have it, they saw a man on black cloth coming out from the said uncomplicated building.
“We confronted him, and initially he denied it but later confessed and blamed the Devil for the act. We then took him to the U/Rimi Divisional Police station where he was arrested, while my daughter was taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“As you can see now she can not walk properly without the help of someone. This is very sad,” Suleiman 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 the hospital for medical examination.
He further 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 occurrence.