Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Policeman Arrested for Raping Four-Year-Old Girl

A mobile policeman attached to the Special Task Force, (STF) on Jos crisis code name "Operation Save Haven," Damudu Bzigu has been arrested for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in Kassa village, Barkin Ladi local government, Plateau State.

Spokesman of the STF, Captain Salisu Mustapha, who confirmed in incident and arrest of the suspect, said investigation was on-going.

A source told LEADERSHIP that the suspect who is in the habit of violating minors wherever he is posted to, with the latest incident being his third, reportedly lured the minor into his makeshift tent in Kassa village where he carried out the evil deed.

The Chairman of the local government, Emmanuel Loman who also confirmed the incident told LEADERSHIP that, "the girl has been bleeding profusely and she is currently hospitalised and is receiving treatment at the Barkin Ladi General Hospital.

"This is not the first time this kind of thing is happening. It is sad that some soldiers posted to restore law and order have abandoned their duties for something else. Otherwise, what has restoring order got to do with de filing a minor?"

He called on the STF commander to ensure that the culprit faces the wrath of the law, adding that the local government would also follow the case to its logical conclusion.

A medical officer at the Barkin Ladi General Hospital, Bapigang Willams Audu, who also spoke to journalists at the hospital, confirmed that a minor of about four years was brought to the hospital and from results conducted so far, there was forceful penetration as her hymen was broken.

He said the minor was undergoing treatment and the hospital was carrying out necessary checks on her order to prevent contamination.

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