Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, Kaduna State command have arrested one Benjamin Jato, for defiling a six year old girl.
In a statement by Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASC Orndir Terzungwe said the 32 year old Jato who claims to be carpenter was arrested at Bayan-Dutse in Chikun Local Government Area ait about 2200hours on April 21, 2020 by members of Quick Response Unit of the command.
According to investigation, the suspect lives in neighborhood with the victim and is strongly believed to have taken advantage of the familiarity he established with the victim’s family to perpetrate such evil act.
The victim was reported to have been raped in a bathroom where she resides in a rented apartment with her aunt.
One of the victim’s aunts who was first to know about the unfortunate incident, said she knew about it after the harm was carried out and the victim was even moved away from the scene.
“When first I learned of the ugly incident, I was misinformed about it that she fell in a gutter because I saw blood on her cheeks and it was been washed by the suspect who held her and was pretending to be cleaning it by a gutter.
But after a critical check on her body, I discovered blood on her laps,” her aunt narrated.
She continued, “when we prevailed on her, she opened up that one man forcefully took her into the bathroom and slept with her with strong warning for her not to disclose it to anyone, else she will die.”
Commenting on the matter after his personal interrogation of the victim’s relation, State Commandant, Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma, has directed a thorough investigation into the matter after which the suspect will be charged to court.