Father Accused of Raping His 3-year-old Daughter in Bauchi

The Nigerian police have announced the arrest of a 24-year-old rapist who allegedly defiled his 3-year-old daughter in the Kirfi local government area of Bauchi State.

In a statement shared with Vanguard on Saturday, police spokesman SP Ahmed Wakil stated that the culprit, Ali Lawan, was detained after his wife reported the incident to a police station in the vicinity.

“On 9/01/2022 at about 1700 hours, one Maryam Abdullahi, 24 years old, of Anguwar Doya, Kirfi L.G.A, Bauchi State, reported to Kirfi Divisional Police Headquarters that her husband, Ali Lawan, had asked her to bring him a mat to lay down her daughter Hajara (not real name) aged 3 years to sleep on the same date at about 1800 hours.”

“Later, she came back to the room and met Hajara (not real name) laying down unconscious sweating and vomiting through her mouth, nose and her private part was swollen.

“On receipt of the report a team of detectives were drafted to the scene, victim was rushed to the General Hospital Kirfi for immediate medical attention. Doctors certified her to have been raped.

“The suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing. which the suspect will be charged to court,” he said.

Wakil further noted that the Command, during the week under review, arrested suspected kidnappers and recovered locally fabricated revolver with ammunition and rescued kidnapped victims.

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