Two persons, Yahaya Umar and Muhammed Auwal, have been arrested by the police in Kaduna for allegedly raping a six-year old girl.
The spokesperson of the police command, Abubakar Zubairu, a deputy superintendent, told journalists in Kaduna on Monday that Umar, 67, and Auwal, 30, were arrested on June 13 following a complaint by the parents of the girl.
He said Mr. Auwal, who was the parent’s neighbour, was also arrested after medical personnel confirmed an earlier alleged rape on the minor.
He said Mr. Auwal was involved 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 disvirgined”.
Mr. Zubairu said the suspects would soon appear in court.
The mother of the victim told newsmen that the incident occurred on Monday, June 13, around 1p.m. at Soba Street, Tudun Wada Area in Kaduna.
“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.
She said, “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 doctor’s 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.”