Tunde Bolaji – Minna
Operative of Niger state police command has arrested a 27-year old man whose name was given as Shamshideen Salihu
He was arrested for allegedly raping a 5 year old girl at the Maikunkele Federal low cost housing estate in Minna, the Niger state capital.
It was learnt that Shamshideen Salihu sneaked into the family home of the little girl when the parents were not around and had carnal knowledge of the girl.
He thereafter left the vicinity to avoid being linked to the incident.
However it was gathered that when the mother of the little girl returned home she was said to have noticed her awkward movement resulting in her examining the private part of the baby during which she noticed blood on her thighs.
She was said to have raised alarm which attracted neighbours to her home leading to the girl being taken to a private clinic near the Maikunkele police station where “several stitches” were carried out on the girls private part before she was discharged.
It was learnt that the incident was reported to the police resulting in the arrest and detention of Shamshideen Salihu.
The suspect was later moved to the state Criminal Investigation Department CID at the Police headquarters for interrogation.
When contacted Police Public Relations Officer DSP Muhammad Abubakar confirmed the incident saying the case is in the CID for investigation adding that the suspect will be charged to court on the completion of the investigation.