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Man arrested for raping a minor in Jigawa

12 August 2013, 15:01

Dutse - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa has arrested a man, 34, for allegedly raping  a five-year-old girl in Hadejia local government area.

Muhammad Gidado, the NSCDC Commandant in the state told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Monday that the suspect was arrested at Walawa quarters of Hadejia town on Friday.

Gidado said that the suspect allegedly lured the girl into an uncompleted building and committed the offence.

He said that the suspect was arrested following intelligence report.

The commandant told NAN that medical doctors at the General Hospital, Hadejia, confirmed that the girl was raped.

Gidado said that investigations into the case had been concluded adding that the suspect would soon be taken to court.

According to him, the command has also launched man hunt for the arrest of three other suspects in connection with another rape case in the area.

NAN recalls that on Sunday, April 7, the NSCDC confirmed the arrest of six men who allegedly gang raped a 12-year-old girl in Maigatari local government area of the state.

 - NAN

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