A 32-year-old carpenter has been arrested by operatives of the Kaduna state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl.
The suspect identified as Emmanuel Jato was arrested at Bayan-Dutse in Chikun Local Government Area at about 10pm on April 21, by members of Quick Response Unit of the command.
Jato allegedly perpetrated the act after establishing familiarity with the victim’s family. The victim’s aunt who confirmed the incident said;
“When I first learned of the ugly incident, I was misinformed about it that she fell in a gutter because I saw blood on her cheeks and it was being washed by the suspect who held her and was pretending to be cleaning it by a gutter.
“But after a critical check on her body, I discovered blood on her laps. When we prevailed on her, she opened up that one man forcefully took her into the bathroom and slept with her with strong warning for her not to disclose it to anyone, else she will die.”
The state Commandant, Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma has directed a thorough investigation into the matter after which the suspect would be charged to court.