Mohammed Bara’u, an 80-year-old wood seller, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl in Gashu’a, Yobe State in Nigeria.
It was gathered that the suspect had been trying to lure the girl with chocolate and finally succeeded last Sunday after asking her to pick something from his room. .
He reportedly followed and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her. He was arrested after the case was reported to the police by Bade Local Govt Shari’a Committee and some local NGOs.
Medical examination at the General Hospital in Gashu’a revealed that the girl was defiled while the suspect has equally confessed to the crime.
“I had carnal knowledge of the girl once,” the old man confessed to raping of the toddler in police custody.
The victim lost both her father and mother some years back. She is an orphan.
The suspect, Mohammed Bara’u will be transferred to CID office, Damaturu on Friday.