A 67 year old grandfather identified as Yahaya Umar is presently cooling his feet in the custody of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Kaduna for allegedly defiling six-year-old minor who happened to be his neighbour in an uncompleted building.
Spokesperson of Kaduna Police Command, DSP Zubairu Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect to Journalists yesterday in Kaduna, added that available medical report indicated that the victim had been earlier abused by another man within the neighborhood.
“Medical reports showed that one Mohammed Auwal, 30, who happened to be her neighbour had earlier uncovered the girl’s nakedness and he was arrested in connection to the case and investigation is ongoing.
DSP Abubakar however assured that the two suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the allegation is completed.
Mother of the girl, Hindatu Mohammed, said the incident occurred on Monday 13th June, 2016 at about 1pm in their residential apartment located in Tudun Wada, Kaduna.
According to her, “today is exactly one week at Tudun Wada, Soba street, hospital line. After my daughter Safiya, six-year-old returned from school, I sent her to go and buy detergent for me, but she didn’t return early as expected.
“So I became worried and began looking after her. Then one boy came to my house to inform me that my daughter has just been raped. That boy told me that it was a woman who was passing by that caught the old man in the act in an uncompleted building within the area and she called for help resulted to his arrest.
“So I went out to see for myself and was accompanied by my co-wife, we went to the police station at Tudun Nupawa.
“When we reached the Police station, I learnt that my daughter has been taken to hospital for test to ascertain if she was actually raped was confirmed that she was raped.
“I am so afraid that she might be infected with HIV/Aids and I was told that after the Doctors investigation that it was discover that she has been rape earlier by another person before that of the 67 years old man
“And it was our neighbor mohammed Auwal my daughter identified and the police had already arrested him, they are both in police custody. Initially, I didn’t even know that this other person has been raping her daughter because we are neighbours,” she stressed.