A 35-year-old man has been arrested by personnel of the Yobe State Police Command for allegedly molesting a 3-year-old girl in Babangida, Tarmuwa Local Government.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP), Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Public Relations Officer disclosed this on Sunday, adding that the suspect identified as Malam Saminu Rabiu, a native of Zamfara State was apprehended by detectives of Tarmuwa station.
He said that, “the perpetrator is in detention and the survivor has been rushed to a clinic for medical treatment and forensic evidence”.
According to the PPRO, the case is under investigation for subsequent prosecution.
If found guilty by the court of law, the suspect risks life imprisonment as stipulated by the amended penal code law 2018.
The law stipulates clearly that “whoever commits rape, where the victim is a minor, shall be punished with imprisonment for life and where the victim is an adult, shall be jailed for a term of 25 years.”