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Two arrested over alleged rape of 6-year-old

21 June 2016, 10:02

Kaduna - Two suspects, Yahaya Umar and Muhammed Auwal were arrested by the police in Kaduna on June 13 for allegedly raping a six year old girl.

The Police Command spokesman, DSP Abubakar Zubairu, told newsmen in Kaduna on Monday that Umar (67) and Auwal (30) were arrested following a complaint by the parents of the girl.

Zubairu said that Auwal, who was the parent's neighbour, was also arrested after medical personnel confirmed an earlier alleged rape on the minor.

He said, "Auwal was arrested in an earlier rape allegation with the same girl, adding that additional information from a medical doctor also indicated that she was earlier raped before that time and was dis-Virgined".

The spokesman said that the suspects would soon appear in court.

But , the mother of the victim, Hindatu Mohammed, told newsmen that the incident occurred on Monday, June 13, around 1 p.m. at Soba Street, Tudun Wada Area in Kaduna.

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"After my six years old daughter returned from school, I sent her to buy detergent for me, but she didn't return early as expected.

"And I was worried and one boy came to my house to inform me that my daughter has been raped," she said.

According to her, a woman who was passing-by caught the old man in the act in an uncompleted building within the area and she called for help which resulted to his arrest.

"So, I went out with my co-wife to see for myself after which we reported the case at Tudun Nupawa Police Station.

"On arriving at the station, we were informed that my daughter had been taken to hospital to ascertain if she was actually raped.

"The police personnel later returned and confirmed that rape actually took place and I was asked to pay N500 for fuel, which I did.

"I am so afraid that she might be infected with HIV and AIDS and I was told that after the doctors investigation that it was discovered that she had been raped earlier by another person.

"And it was our neighbour Muhammed Auwal that my daughter identified and the police had already arrested him, they are both in police custody," she said.

The mother claimed that so far she spent N8, 000, but "we are yet to receive any drug.

"We are only using natural herbs to heal her from injuries inflicted on her.

"I am calling on the security agencies to give my daughter justice because people are calling and asking me to forgive them," she said. 



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