9th August, 2010
A 45-year old farmer, Abdullahi Ahmed Babangida, a residesnt of Basha Village, Buruku, Kaduna State, who allegedly raped an eight-year old girl (names withheld), has confessed to the police how he lured the girl with N20 and attempted to rape his daughter twice.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the victim was hawking the Hausa staple food, Tuwo, when Babangida called her, gave her N20 and thereafter, raped her.
In his confession to the police, the suspect allegedly stated thus: â€œThe girl was hawking tuwo when I called her. I told her I wanted to buy and when she entered, I gave her N20. I live in a two-room apartment. I did it on my bed because my wife was not around.
â€œWhen my wife did not return on time, the girl came back and I also gave her N20 and did it again. The third time, she came again and I gave her N20 and did the same.
â€œI have also attempted to rape my only daughter twice before she got married.â€
The victimâ€™s parents got to know of the incident when they noticed a change in her movement.
She later took them to Babangida who confessed to the crime.
The incident was reported to the police at Buruku Police Station, Kaduna and the suspect was arrested.
Spokesman of the Kaduna Police Command, DSP Aminu Lawan, confirmed the story, saying â€œwhen the parents of the girl observed her movement, they applied traditional treatment but she later disclosed the rapist.
â€œIt is very unfortunate. Imagine a girl of that age being subjected to such treatment.
â€œWe want to advise parents to be watchful and monitor the movement of their children and also report any suspicious character to the appropriate authority.â€