The men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a 19- year- old boy who was identified as Emma Ugwunaze for allegedly sleeping with a minor in Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state.
According to Daily post Nigeria, the spokesperson of the NSCDC command in the state, SP Adamu Sheu, confirmed the incident to Daily post correspondent.
He disclosed that the incident happened on 28 September at Maleka Quarters, Waza village, Birnin Kudu.
SP Adamu maintained further that the suspect was arrested after a mother of the six- year- old victim reported the issue at the NSCDC headquarters in the community.
The woman reported that she sent her daughter to buy drugs for her from the suspect’ s pharmacy. Surprisingly, when the underage girl returned home. She was crying and complaining pain in her private part.
The mother was inclined to check what was wrong with her and she discovered that her daughter has been molested by someone. When she asked her daughter, the young girl told her mother that Emma took him inside his shop, off her panties and had carnal knowledge of her forcefully.
After he had perpetrated the shocking act, the victim said Emma gave her biscuits and told her not to tell anyone about the happening.
” The mother reported that she sent her daughter to buy drugs for her from the suspect’ s pharmacy and the girl returned home crying and complaining of pain in her private part and upon inquiry, the girl told her mother that Emma took her to his shop, removed her panties and had canal knowledge of her forcefully, ” he stated.
” Afterwards he gave her biscuits not to tell anyone about the incident. ”
The victim was taken to the S*xual Assault Referral Center at the general hospital, Dutse for immediate medical attention.
The spokesperson of the command said the medical report showed evidence of s*xual penetration on the victim’ s private part.
When the suspect was interrogated, he confessed to commission of the offence. He will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation on the matter.
Sleeping with minors and unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman or girl is a punishable criminal offence by the law of the state. Anyone that is found guilty of the offence shall be punished according to the provision of the law.