Posted by Isaac Ukpoju | 23 January 2018 | 1,963 times
The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday arrested Haruna Abdulkadir, 30, from Daddare, Obi Local Government Area, for allegedly defiling a 13-year old girl.
Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, the State Commandant of the NSCDC told newsmen in Lafia that the suspect had on January 20 allegedly defiled the minor and fled the community.
He was, however, arrested from his hideout in Daddere village on Monday following a man-hunt by security operatives.
According to Mahmoud-Fari, when the news of the defilement broke, family and relatives of the victim went in search of the suspect and in the process, there was a free-for-all between the two groups.
“Friends of the suspect inflicted bodily harm on the relatives of the victim and were arrested by the NSCDC, following the report of the incident,” Mahmoud-Fari said.
Mahmoud-Fari said the suspect who confessed to the crime during interrogation, however, pleaded for mercy.
He said preliminary investigation and medical observation of the victim revealed that there was penetration, saying she however, tested negative to sexually transmitted infections.
Mahmoud-Fari said the command would ensure that justice was done by prosecuting the suspect in order to serve as a deterrent to other pedophiles.
Meanwhile, the commandant also paraded 12 suspects arrested for various offences including theft, assault and conspiracy to purchase stolen properties.
He said all the suspects would be arraigned appropriately as soon as investigations were concluded.
The NSCDC boss warned those with criminal tendencies to desist from them or be ready to face the full wrath of the law. (NAN)
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