Land­lord rapes 10 yearold girl at Bonugo vil­lage

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

A46-year-old land­lord, sim­ply iden­ti­fied as Sun­day, was last Fri­day ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing a 10-year-old daugh­ter of his ten­ant at Bonugo vil­lage in Kwali Area Coun­cil in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT). A source who craved anonymity dis­closed this to our re­porter on Sun­day, say­ing the in­ci­dent hap­pened af­ter the vic­tim’s par­ents, who are ten­ants in Sun­day’s house, went out to visit a rel­a­tive. He said the ac­cused al­legedly lured the girl into his room and raped her, caus­ing se­ri­ous in­juries on her pri­vate part, adding that it was two days later, when the par­ents dis­cov­ered that their daugh­ter was not walk­ing prop­erly that they asked her what was wrong with her.

“The man, af­ter rap­ing the girl, threat­ened to kill her if she told her par­ents. The mother no­ticed the ab­nor­mal way she was walk­ing and asked her what was wrong but she re­fused to talk,” he said.

City News gath­ered that it took the in­ter­ven­tion of a rel­a­tive of the vic­tim who threat­ened to beat her if she re­fused to tell her par­ents what was wrong be­fore she told her par­ents the land­lord had lured her in­side his room and de­filed her.

Our re­porter learnt that the par­ents of the girl im­me­di­ately re­ported the mat­ter at the po­lice sta­tion at Kwali, and the sus­pect was sub­se­quently ar­rested and de­tained.

Ef­forts to get the re­ac­tion of the Kwali Di­vi­sional Po­lice (DPO), Mr. Yakubu Moah­mmed, were not suc­cess­ful, as he did not pick sev­eral calls put across to him, but a po­lice of­fi­cer who craved anonymity con­firmed the in­ci­dent, say­ing the sus­pect would be charged to court on Mon­day.

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