Policeman Rapes 4-Year-Old Girl in Plateau, Nigeria

Policeman Rapes 4-Year-Old Girl in Plateau, Nigeria

A riot policeman attached to the Special Task Force in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria was on Wednesday arrested for raping a four-year-old girl.

The girl, simply identified as Helen, was allegedly raped by the policeman said to be a 32-year-old corporal, serving with the STF at Rapum in Kassa area of Barakin Ladi Local Government area.

The little girl was first treated for bleeding at the Barakin Ladi General Hospital and discharged, but by the following morning, the bleeding became so severe that she was rushed back to the hospital.

It was gathered that the policeman, who was recently posted to his duty post, was known as Dogo by the locals. He was said to have covered his name and rank with his cardigan to hide his identity.

The parents were said to have reported the case to the Sector Commander in Barakin Ladi. The policeman was promptly arrested.

Doctors are currently battling to save the girl’s life. The suspect is said to have been detained at the command’s detention facility and would soon be transferred to the STF headquarters for interrogation.

STF Media Officer, Capt. Salisu Mustapah, confirmed the story. He said the suspect will be tried according to the law.

He said, “This is an isolated case and I must tell you that we don’t condone this kind of attitude. The suspect is now under our custody and if at the end of the day he is found guilty, I assure you that he will not go scot free.”

Cases of child abuse and early child marriage are predominant in northern Nigeria.

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