The suspect was arrested and an investigation commence in earnest.
A 59-year-old man, Alhamdu Yusuf has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a year-old girl in Bauchi State, SaharaReporters has learnt.
The Bauchi State Police Command said its operatives arrested the 59-year-old man for allegedly raping the infant at Yelwan Kagadama Community on the outskirts of Bauchi metropolis.
The spokesperson for the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil disclosed this to journalists on Sunday in Bauchi.
He said in a statement, “On 09/08/2022 at about 1900hrs, one Nenkat Danladi ‘f’ aged 31yrs of Yelwan Kagadama lodged a complaint in Yelwa police station that on 06/08/2022 at about 1130hrs she met one Alhamdu Yusuf ‘m’ aged 59yrs of same address on her bed with her daughter one Blessing (not real name) ‘f’ aged 1½yrs of the same address.
“After about 30 minutes, the nominal complainant discovered that the private part of her daughter is oozing blood, on the recipe of the complaint a team of DCB personnel led by DPO Yelwa rushed the victim to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical examination. The suspect was arrested and an investigation commence in earnest.”
Wakil advised parents to be vigilant about protecting their children. He said the police would continue to work towards protecting the lives and property of the residents of the state from criminals.