The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arraigned a 40-year-old man, Shaaibu Danladi, in a Magistrate Court ll Potiskum, Yobe, for allegedly raping a six month old girl.
Dr Muhammad Fari, NSCDC Commandant in the state, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu.
Fari said Shaaibu, a deaf and dumb of 77, Galadima street, Potiskum, allegedly lured a teen age girl, who brought the six-month old girl to him and he defiled her.
“The case No: YBS/PT/CMCII/091c/2016 had suffered a temporary set back due to lack of a sign language expert to communicate with the suspect,” he said.
The commandant said “medical report indicated that the girl sustained tear in her vagina down to her anus”.
He said the command would liaise with all relevant authorities to ensure that justice was done to both the victim and the accused.
Hajiya Halima Gudi, Chairperson of National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Yobe, said the council would pursue the case to its logical conclusion.
“The council will liaise with NSCDC and office of the Attorney-General to seek justice for the girl at whatever level and to protect other girls and women in the state,” Halima said.
She said the victim had undergone surgery and still had more medical procedures to go through to rectify her condition.
According to the Commandant, the court has directed the office of the state Attorney-General to take over prosecution of the case.