CRIME

NORTHERN NIGERIA – The
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC  has arrested a
40-year-old deaf teacher, identified as Shaaibu Yakubu Abdullahi,
yesterday for allegedly raping a 6-month-old baby in Potiskum, Yobe
state.

The NSCDC Commandant, Muhammad Gidado Fari, said Abdullahi
was apprehended after a non-governmental organization, National Council
of Women Society, NCWS, reported the situation to the corps .

Fari
explained that the deaf teacher allegedly connived with his 10-year-old
student, (name withheld) who carried the baby to him from her
neighbour’s house and “He defiled her.”

The
commandant said although Abdullahi denied the allegation, he was
identified by the 10-year-old student in a group picture of staff and
student taken in the school.

He said the matter has
been reported to the state’s Ministry of Justice for prosecution as the
case needs a professional in sign language to interpret.

The
President of NCWS, Halima Kyari Joda, said the baby was taken to the
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for examination and treatment.

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