A 60-year-old man, Muhammed Dahiru, has been arrested by the police in Bauchi State for allegedly raping a five-year-child in the state.
The state Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said that the suspect, after raping the minor, threatened to slaughter her if she disclosed his identity.
He said, “On 20th September, 2020, at about 10am, one Auwalu Isah, came to the police station and reported that on 19th September, 2020, at about 2pm, one Muhammed Dahiru, male (60) of same address, lured his five-year daughter into an uncompleted building and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
“Muhammed Dahiru, in connivance with area court, Nahuta, served the victim’s father court summon for a case of defamation of character on Saturday 19th September, 2020 at about 5pm.”
According to him, upon receipt of the complaint, a team of detectives was drafted to the scene and the victim was taken to the General Hospital, Toro, for medical care.
He said that the suspect was arrested and investigation was ongoing after which suspect would be charged to court.