Jigawa shopkeeper arrested for ‘raping’ six-year-old girl

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

The police in Jigawa State have arrested a shopkeeper, Ibrahim Haruna, for allegedly raping a six-year old girl in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state.

The acting police spokesperson in the state, Lawan Adam, on Tuesday, said Mr Haruna, 25, a resident of Gawuna Quarters in Hadejia town, lured the minor into his shop and violated her.

The police said the suspect was arrested on June 17 following a complaint from the victim’s mother, Maryam Kani.

The police said the victim was taken to Sexual Assault Referal Centre in the state capital, Dutse, for medical examination.

Following the complaint, the suspect was arrested immediately and taken into custody for investigation, the police spokesperson said.

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The police commissioner has ordered the command’s Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the case for upward prosecution, the acting spokesperson said.

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