A 60-year-old man identified as Muhammed Dahiru has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 5-year-old daughter in Nahuta villa, Toro Local Government Area of the state, Izeksblog reports.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, spokesman of the command, DSP Mohammad Ahmed Wakil, said in a statement on Tuesday, September 22, that the suspect lured the victim into an uncompleted building belonging to him and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her after which he threatened to slaughter her if she disclosed his identity.
“On 20/09/2020 at about 1000hrs one Auwalu Isah ‘m’ of Nahuta village Toro L.G.A came to Police Station and reported that on 19/09/2020 at about 1400hrs one Muhammed Dahiru ‘m’ aged 60yrs of same address lured his daughter one Aisha (not real name) ‘f’ aged 5yrs into an uncompleted building in the same address owned by the suspect and forcefully “had carnal knowledge of her” thereafter threatened to slaughter her if she disclosed his identity,” said DSP Wakil.
“The complainant disclosed they discovered the victim sustained a virginal injury and was bleeding. Muhammed Dahiru in connivance with area court Nahuta served the victim’s father a court summons for the case of Defamation of character on Saturday 19/09/2020 at about 1700hrs,”
“Upon receipt of the complaint, a team of detectives was drafted to the scene. The victim was taken to General Hospital Toro for medical care. The suspect was arrested. The investigation is ongoing after which suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.” Wakil added.
Members of the public were in the statement warned against taking laws into their hands. They were also urged not to relent in providing useful information that may help the police in making the state safe.