A nine-year-old girl has been defiled allegedly by a garden egg vendor, Auwalu Abubakar, in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
The crime, which happened on November 9, left the victim bedridden for a week before being discharged from the police clinic in Bompai, Kano, where she spent three days on admission.
Speaking to Daily Trust, the victim’s sister, Aisha Auwal, said, “She was first brought back home crying after school hours; that she fell into a drain and sustained injuries.
“It was when we insisted and checked her properly that we discovered her trousers and pants were stained with blood from her private part.”
She added that the girl was then pressed to reveal who did it to her before she was rushed to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital where she was confirmed to have been raped.
“After she revealed that it was Auwalu, the garden egg seller, he was arrested by the police,” she added.
Sources said the girl is an orphan and therefore called on the authorities to ensure that the culprit was punished.
“It’s only when the state government take charge of the case that justice will be done,” the source said.