Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 75-year-old man for allegedly defiling his 6-year-old great-grandniece.
The arrest was disclosed in the statement released by the spokesperson of the agency, Jigawa State command, Adamu Shehu.
“One Musa Gambo (m), aged 75 of Gandun Sarki Quarters, Malam Madori LGA, was arrested by personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Jigawa State Command on Wednesday, 16th day of November, 2022 around 1300hrs on a suspected rape case of a six year old girl who happens to be his great-grandniece.
“He was arrested following a report by a Social Worker, a member of Hadejia Women Foundation (name withheld) who 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.
“According to Maimuna, 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.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect, who left home for a very long time and has no family of his own 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 stated that she was abused severally by her grandmother’s uncle, giving her sweets in return with a threat not to tell anyone.
“According to the neighbors, there was suspicion against Malam Musa on the same offence he was accused of but because they have not gotten any evidence to use against him, they choose not to report the case to authorities. They said he has a close bond with young children especially girls where he used to give them sweets.
“Medical report obtained from the Sexual Assault and Referral Center (SARC) in Dutse General Hospital were 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 confessed to the crime and attribute 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.
“Meanwhile, the general public are advised to always say something when they see something, they should not wait until it happens. Parents should be conversant with changes in their wards behaviors and scrutinized those they relate with.”