The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Yobe State command has paraded a 45-year-old man, Shu’ibu Yakubu for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.
The NSCDC Commandant, Mr Ayinla Taiye Olowo, said that mother of the girl reported the incident to the command on March 27, 2018 and the man was apprehended.
The commandant revealed that the little girl was playing in the neighborhood when the suspect enticed her with sweet and take her into his apartment where he defiled her.
“The mother who reported the incident to us said she was bathing the girl when she complained of pain in her private part. When the mother insisted to know what happened, she said the man threatened that she would die if she tells anyone about the rape.”
“The mother rushed and lodged complain with our personnel that acted swiftly and arrested him. Lucky enough, he confessed to the offence, saying he was not in his senses when he defiled the girl “, he said.
He said, after the confession, the command to both the suspect and the victim to a hospital where a test was conducted to ascertain their health status and the crime.
“After medical examination, they were both free from Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) but the girl had bruises. She was treated and discharged”, he added
He also expressed dismay over the spite of rape cases in Potiskum and Damaturu local government areas, while advising parents to avoid leaving their under age children free in their neighborhood to avoid fallen prey of all sort of abuses.
“Bad guys are all over trying to take advantage of them either for ritual purposes or sexual pleasure”, he added.