An 18-year-old Internally Displaced Person, Ibrahim Umar, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of a primary three student in Kafin Hausa local government, Jigawa State.
Spokesman of the NSCDC Jigawa State Command, CSC. Adamu Shehu, confirmed the arrest.
He said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged by the sister of the 9-year-old victim, a primary three student who was molested severally by the suspect, who happens to be a family friend and an IDP from Maiduguri, Borno State.
According to the victim’s sister, the girl innocently revealed the ordeal to her friends in school, who later informed her on returning home.
“Upon hearing that I subjected the victim to questioning she told me that the suspect used to take her to an uncompleted building around the vicinity, usually in the evenings around 6 to 7 pm, and forcefully engaged her s3xually,” she said.
The NSCDC spokesman stated that the medical report indicates evidence of sexual penetration as the hymen is entirely absent.
He said the suspect had been taken to court.