The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested a Village Head in Danbatta Local Government Area of the state for allegedly raping and infecting a 13-year- old girl with HIV.
Director General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano said the suspect was arrested on Monday following complaint from parents of the girl.
“The girl was to be given out in marriage to her suitor, but three days to the wedding ceremony, the girl was tested and found to be HIV positive. When interrogated, she said the suspect was the person, who infected her as he had been sleeping with her, “ he said.
He said that the suspect had also been tested and found to be a carrier of the deadly virus.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II has ordered the immediate suspension of the unnamed village head