Bauchi State Police has apprehended a man in Anguwar Doya, Kirfi local government area for allegedly raping his three-year-old daughter.
Ahmed Wakil, the state police spokesperson, in a statement on January 15, said the suspect was arrested on the 9th of January 2022 after a report was made by the girls mother at Kirfi Divisional Police Headquarters.
After a medical examination the doctors at General Hospital Kirfi confirmed that indeed the young girl had been defiled.
The statement reads: “On 9th January, 2022, one Maryam Abdullahi (24) of Anguwar Doya, Kirfi L.G.A, Bauchi State, reported at Kirfi Divisional police Headquarters that on the same date at about 6.00pm, her husband, one Ali Lawan, asked her to bring him a mat to lay down their daughter, Hajara (not real name), aged 3, to sleep.
“Later, she came back to the room and met Hajara lying down unconscious, sweating and vomiting through her mouth and nose; and her private part was swollen.
“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives was drafted to the scene and rushed the victim to the General Hospital Kirfi for immediate medical attention. Doctors certified her to have been raped. The suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing after which the suspect will be charged to court.”