10-year-old orphan defiled by aged wood seller in Yobe

An 80-year-old man identified as Mohammed Bara’u of Lawan Fannami ward has been arrested by the police for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl in Gashu’a community of Yobe state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the suspect who is a wood seller had been trying to lure the girl with chocolate and finally succeeded last Sunday after asking her to pick something from his room.

According to report, the suspect reportedly followed and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

Bade Local Government Sharia Committee and some local NGOs reported the case to the police which led to the arrest of the suspect.

Medical examination which was conducted on the orphan who lost her parents few years ago confirmed that she was truly defiled.

The old man who confessed to raping the little girl once, will be transferred to CID office in Damaturu on Friday June 19.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that a medical practitioner on Twitter known as Dr. Bright has taken to the platform to recount the sad case of an 11 years old boy who was brought into his clinic with maggots coming out of his anus due to several years of rape by a former neighbor.

According to Dr. Bright, the boy was consistently abused for 3 years but kept it away from his parents because the rapist threatened to kill him if he speaks out.

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