NSCDC arrests man for raping three-month-old baby in Nasarawa

By Valentine Amanze

The Nasarawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday June 23, 2020 arrested a man accused of raping a three-month-old baby in Adogi village of Nasarawa State.

The Assistant to the Commandant General, NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, Ahmadu Yaro, 27.
He said that the suspect was arrested Tuesday for sexually assaulting and brutally injuring a three-month-old baby (names withheld) after a thorough intelligence gathering and investigation.

He pointed out that Yaro, from Angwan Mai Angwa Muhammadu Madan Tara Adogi, was once arrested by the members of the community about two years ago but the case was discharged without the involvement of any security agency.
On how Yaro was implicated, the NSCDC chieftain stated:
“On the 14th day of June, 2020 at about 1533 hours on Sunday, we received an intelligence information that a baby of three (3) months was sexually assaulted and brutally injured by unknown person and was taken to the Dalhatu Arab Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia on the 27th of May, 2020 at about 0300hours.
“After series of examination at Dalhatu Arab Specialist Hospital, it was realized that her case is beyond Dalhatu Arab Specialist Hospital and was referred to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Plateau State dated 28th day of May, 2020.”
The NSCDC chieftain also said that when contacted, the mother of the victim, Maimuna Adam, explained that the incident occurred in the midnight of May 27, when the family was asleep and the door to their room was left open due to heat being experienced in the area.
Her words: “The incident occurred on Wednesday 27 of last month when suddenly I woke up around 3am and found that my baby was missing. I checked my phone which was also close to me before I slept, but it was also missing.”
Maimuna said soon after she realised that something was wrong with her infant daughter, she began to shout and people in the compound and others woke up to the aid of the family.
She explained that when both men and women of the village trooped into their compound, they went out in search of the baby on foot and motorcycles, and ultimately the child was found in an uncompleted building bleeding.
“She was found lying in the building with her pant kept aside. Everywhere across her private part was blood and then we rushed her to the hospital,” she added.
The NSCDC official also recalled that the Adogi Town has been witnessing series of devilish acts of recent.
According to him, the suspect testified that he had been involved in several sexual abuses especially against babies in that community.
The Corps, however, assured that the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation into the case was completed.
Besides, the Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has urged parents and guardians to ensure close supervision and proper attention to their wards to prevent unscrupulous elements from taking undue advantage of the vulnerable ones.
Gana also admonished youths to shun all social vices such as rape, theft, cultism, vandalism, riot among others in the good interest of the nation.
“I therefore, encourage Nigerians to be bold enough to report any form of sexual assault or misbehaviours to the ‘Citizens’ Integrity Unit’, CIU of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC at any of our formation across the nation,” he said.

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