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Man, 54, rapes five-yr old girl in mosque



… In Nasarawa, man, 27 confesses to raping three-month-old baby

LAGOS State Police Command has arrested a 54-year old man identified as Jimoh Kehinde for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in Yaba area of Lagos State.

  According to the girl’s relative (names withheld), the man lured the girl into the toilet of a mosque where he defiled her and gave her N100 afterwards.

The relative said Kehinde attempted to escape from the community after the incident but was apprehended and taken to a police station.

“We live together in the area and he usually patronises the grandmother of the girl. Kehinde lured the girl into the toilet of the mosque in Iwaya and defiled her. The only thing the girl could say was that he peed on her and gave her N100.”

Continuing, “the N100 exposed the whole thing because the grandma said the guy doesn’t pay when he buys goods from her.

The grandma asked if the N100 was payment for some of the things that he bought or he gave the girl as a gift but the little girl could not explain; thereby triggering the old woman’s suspicion and his arrest.”

It was reported that he was initially dragged to the local community leader but escaped while the matter was being resolved.

He was however, apprehended by members of the community, who took him to Sabo Police Station.

Information says, the girl has been taken to Risk International Foundation for a medical test and assessment of damages done to her body.

They urged the police to ensure that justice takes its course, fearing that if Kehinde is granted bail; the intensity of the matter may die off.

“We will be taking the case to the Sexual Violence Desk of Lagos State to ensure the matter gets the right attention it needs and justice is gotten,” the relative added.

In a related development, a 27 years old man has been arrested by officers of the Nasarawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly raping a three month old baby.

The suspect, Ahmadu Yaro, was arrested on Tuesday, in Adogi Village, Nasarawa State by officials of the corps after what the command called “a thorough intelligence gathering and investigation.

In statement, Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, the suspect was arrested for sexually assaulting and brutally injuring the three-month old baby (names withheld).

Yaro, the prime suspect of Angwan Mai Angwa Muhammadu Madan Tara Adogi, was once arrested by the members of the community about two years ago but the case was discharged without the involvement of any security agency.

The suspect testified that he had been involved in several sexual abuses especially against babies in that community.

According to information from the NSCDC, “On the 14th day of June, 2020, at about 1533hrs, we received an intelligence information that a baby of three months was sexually assaulted and brutally injured by unknown person and was taken to the Dalhatu Arab Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia on the 27th of May. After series of examination at Dalhatu Arab Specialist Hospital, it was realised that her case is beyond Dalhatu Arab Specialist Hospital and was referred to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Plateau State, in May, 2020,” the statement from the NSCDC said.

Maimuna Adam, mother of the victim explained that the incident occurred in the midnight of May 27, when the family was asleep and the door to their room was left open due to heat being experienced in the area.

The Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, urged all parents and guardians to ensure close supervision and proper attention to their wards to prevent unscrupulous elements from taking undue advantage of the vulnerable ones.

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