From Kosi Chukwuagolum
Personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa State Command, has arrested a 75-year-old man, Musa Gambo, for allegedly raping his six years old great-grandniece in Gandun Sarki Quarters, Malam Madori LGA of Jigawa State.
CSC, Adamu Shehu, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed this to newsmen said Gambo was apprehended following a report by a social worker working with Hadejia Women Foundation (name withheld) who was briefed on the matter by the family friend of the victim.
Adamu said, “the social worker said she received a call from one Maimuna, a family friend to the victim that she caught the suspect red-handed while she paid visit to the girl’s grandmother.
“She saw the old man with the girl cuddled up in his arms, placed on his laps abusing her sexually in his room that was just at the entrance of the main house. She immediately informed the girl’s grandmother who rushed to the room and also saw same.”
It was revealed by an investigation that the suspect left home a very long time and has no family of his own. He returned back recently and lives with his aged sister who gave him a room in her small apartment. The aged sister is being looked after by her daughter, a niece to the suspect. And the niece has her grand-daughter also living with them.
The young girl also confirmed that she has been severally abused by her grandmother’s uncle, who gives her sweet in return with a threat not to tell anyone.
“Medical report obtained from the Sexual Assault and Referral Center (SARC) in Dutse General Hospital, where the girl was taken for medical examinations shows evidence of sexual abuse as her hymen was broken. Drugs including antibiotics and analgesics were administered to the young girl.
“The suspect confessed to the crime and attributed it to the work of devil, demanding forgiveness from his sister and niece.
“He will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction as soon as all investigations were concluded,” Shehu stated.
NSCDC Command’s spokesperson beckoned on parent’s to be vigilant with their wards in other to be conversant with changes in their wards behaviors and scrutinised those they relate with while calling on the general public not to keep silence lips when things are going wrong.
From Kosi Chukwuagolum