A 10-year-old girl subjected to rape by five men including her aunt’s husband, has been rescued by youths in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The victim who is now in the custody of Hajiya Rabi Salisu of Arida Foundation of Nigeria (AFN), found herself in a circle of rape after her mother reported her to her aunt’s husband for refusing to hawk.
Her aunt’s husband reportedly took advantage of the situation and also introduced her to two of his relatives who combined to rape her.
“The girl reported to her mother when she started seeing blood in her urine and the mother warned the sister’s husband to stay away from her.
“However, since the girl continued to hawk, in the process, she met a man selling fairly-used clothes in the market, who bought her a school sandal and also began abusing her.
“Subsequently, a bakery owner also joined the queue after buying cooked rice that she was hawking. At the end of the day, about five men were sexually exploiting her.”
Rabi who confirmed that four suspects have already been arrested, told Daily Trust that the little girl is being treated for infectious diseases and for bruises in her genital area.
“We don’t know where the victim’s mother is at the moment, but her father is disabled and cannot move.
“So, he has handed her over to us to help her get justice and also enroll her in school. One of the suspects is at large and we are waiting on the police to inform us of the arraignment date at the state magistrates’ court.”
Kaduna State police spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige also confirmed the arrest and further disclosed that the police has strong evidence against two of the suspects who had already made confessional statements.
“The other two have not confessed yet, and we are still carrying out investigation.”