Posted by: Abdulgafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

A 27-years-old trader identified as Shehu Bashir of Yabati ward of Sabo Gari Local Government area of Kaduna State has been arrested by Kaduna State police Command for raping to death, a 2 years baby.

The suspect was arrested by men from the Sabo Gari Area Command of the state, following a complaint from the father of the late minor Mallam Zakkari Dahiru and has been transferred to the state Homicide department.

Interrogating the suspect, Shehu Bashir at the police premises in Kaduna, said he regretted his action and beg for mercy.

According to him, “to be honest with you, I don’t know what came over me but I started’ flipping with my manhood which was already erected and as if the devil want to punish me the late Fatimah came into my room because we are neighbor and she is used to me.

“Immediately she came I striped her naked and penetrated her through her virginal and to my surprise she stopped breathing and I applied water on her head but that would not resuscitates her. From then I knew that I am in a big trouble.

“I became more afraid when her mother started asking about her I told her I have not seen her that day. I put together some of my clothes under the pretend of washing them but her corpse was hidden in one of them.

“It was in this process that her father came into my room saying that he was informed that some people saw his daughter going into my room and I asked him to come in and see if she is there.

“He came in and went to my inner room but did not find anything; he came back to the palour where I was sitting with my clothes on his way out he stooped and said he want to see what is inside the wares I put on the ground and when he scattered the clothes he saw the corpse of his daughter and he raised alarm which attracted others neighbors and the police was invited,” he said.

The father of late Fatima, Mallam Zakkari Dahiru who could not hold back his tears informed this reporter that on the faithful day he was on his way out when his daughter asked him for money to buy bean cake but he refused to give her but the suspect came out of his room and asked for N50 to buy sugar which he obliged.

“It was the same money I later learnt he used to lure my daughter into his room,” the father said.

The Police Public Relation Officer, kaduna Command DSP Abdullahi Zubairu said the case file has been transferred to the Homicides teams for investigation and the suspect is currently detained at the Criminal Investigation Department.

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