A 33-year-old man has been arrested for raping a girl, 10, in Nasaru Village in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
He was arrested by detectives attached to the Ningi Divisional Headquarters.
The suspect was said to have lured the minor with a lemon drink which is believed to have been mixed with an intoxicant.
She was said to have been unconscious which gave the suspect the opportunity to forcefully have unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, stated this in a statement he made available to journalists in the State on Friday.
Wakil said that the incident which happened on May 25, 2023, was reported to the Police by the father of the girl.
He said, “On May 25, 2023 at 12.33pm, one Abubakar Garba Yahua, male of Nasaru village, Ningi LGA, Bauchi State, reported at Divisional Headquarters Ningi that on the same date at about 11.41am, one Danladi Ibrahim, male (33) of Nasaru village, Ningi LGA deceitfully gave his daughter, one Nadiya (not real name and age 10) a lemon drink suspected to be mixed with intoxicant which led her to an unconscious condition and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her therein.
“As a result, the victim sustained serious internal injuries in her private part and bleeding.
“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by the DPO swiftly rushed to the scene, evacuated the victim to the General Hospital Ningi for immediate medical attention.
“The victim was later referred to the National Obstetrics Fistula Center Ningi, Ningi LGA, Bauchi State. Thereafter, she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State for further medical attention.”
In the statement, it read, “The suspect Danladi Ibrahim was arrested. During interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to have committed the crime.
The investigation is ongoing, after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.”
The police spokesman said that the command has since vowed to get to the root of the matter and ensure that any other erring culprits of the incident are brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.
He assured the general public that they would be updated as the investigation unfolds, stressing that “the command would like to use this medium to reiterate the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance on the activities of their wards.”
“It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible,” he added.
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