The police in Jigawa State, has arrested a 60-year old traditional ruler for raping an 8-year old girl.
Abubakar Ya’u, the district head of Kargo in Garki Local Government Area of the state, was paraded at the State Police Command Headquarters alongside three other rapists arrested at different locations within the state.
Speaking on the arrest of the traditional ruler, the spokesman of the Jigawa Police Command, Abdu Jinjiri, who represented the Commissioner of Police, Mr Henry Fadairo, said he was arrested after the mother of the victim lodged complaints at the Garki Police Station that her daughter was abducted on her way to school and raped by Ya’u.
However, Ya’u, in an interview with newsmen, denied the accusations, insisting that he never committed such an offence, claiming rather that he had a dispute with the mother of the said victim over a debt.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews
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