A 33-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Bauchi State for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Nasaru village in the Ningi Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect was said to have lured the minor with a lemon drink, which was mixed with an intoxicant.
She was said to have become unconscious, as the suspect forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, explained “On May 25, 2023, around 12.33pm, one Abubakar Garba Yahua, reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Ningi, that on the same date, around 11.41am, one Danladi Ibrahim, 33, deceitfully gave his daughter, Nadiya (not real name) aged 10, a lemon drink suspected to have been mixed with an intoxicant, which led her to her being unconscious as he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her. As a result, the victim sustained serious internal injuries in her private parts and bled.
“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives, led by the DPO, swiftly rushed to the scene and evacuated the victim to the General Hospital, Ningi, for immediate medical attention.
“The victim was later referred to the National Obstetrics Fistula Centre, Ningi, Ningi LGA, Bauchi State. Thereafter, she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, for further medical attention.