23 February 2016

Nigeria: Village Head Arrested for Infecting 13-Yr-Old Girl With HIV

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Kano — The Kano State Hisbah board has arrested the village head of Goron Maje in Danbatta local government area, Alhaji Musa Goron-Maje, for allegedly having an affair with a 13-year- old girl and infecting her with HIV.

The Director General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, told reporters on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested on Monday following a complaint from her parents.

He said the case had since been handed over to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, who ordered for his immediate removal from office.

"The girl was to be given out in marriage to her suitor, but three days to the wedding ceremony, the girl was tested and found to be HIV-positive."When interrogated, she said the suspect was the one who infected her as he had been sleeping with her", he said.

According to him, the suspect had also been tested and found to be a carrier of the deadly disease.

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