The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly raping his three-year-old daughter in Kirfi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
SP Ahmed Wakil, command’s spokesman, in a statement, said the arrest was part of efforts to tackle criminality and crime-related offences in the state.
Wakil said the 24-year-old mother of the victim, Maryam Abdullahi, told the police that her husband asked her to bring a mat to lay the baby.
She narrated that when she returned to the room, she found out that her daughter was unconscious, sweating and vomiting through her mouth, nose. Her private part was also swollen.
“On 9/01/2022, one Maryam Abdullahi, aged 24 years, reported that her husband, Ali Lawan, asked her to bring him a mat to lay down their daughter who was sleeping.
“She came back to the room and met the daughter lying down unconscious, sweating and vomiting through her mouth, nose and her private part was swollen,” she said.
Wakil further explained that a team of detectives were drafted to the scene, took the victim to the General Hospital, Kirfi, for medical attention and on examination it was found out that the girl has been raped.
He said the girl’s father, who was the suspect, was arrested and would be charged to court.
The girl (name withheld) is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
H said apart from the rape case, the police, working with a vigilante group, arrested one Adamu Musa, 27, of Sabon Garin Batal, Tafawa Balewa LGA for kidnapping.
He said the command, acting on intelligence, also arrested one Ya’u Haruna, aged 25, for being in possession of one locally fabricated revolver, with one live ammunition.
He further urged the citizens to support and provide the police with relevant information to re-invigorate community policing aimed at reducing crime to the barest minimum in the state.