The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Force, NSCDC, has arrested 75-year-old Musa Gambo, who allegedly raped his six-year-old granddaughter in Jigawa State.
NSCDC Jigawa State Command spokesperson, Corps Chief Superintendent (CSC), Adamu Shehu, confirmed the arrest in a statement released to the DAILY POST.
He said that the suspect was arrested after a communication from a social worker who received an emergency call from a friend of the victim’s family who claimed that she caught the suspect in the act when she visited the girl’s grandmother.
Adamu said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday in Gandon Sarki district, Malam Maduri LGA, by NSCDC personnel at 1 pm on charges of suspected rape of a six-year-old girl who is his great-niece.
According to eyewitness Malama Maimouna, she caught the old man and the girl on his lap while he was sexually assaulting her in his room.
“I immediately informed the girl’s grandmother, who ran into the room and saw the same thing,” she said.
CSC Adamu said the victim also confirmed that she was abused by the suspect who usually gave her sweets and also threatened her not to tell anyone.
A medical report obtained from the Sexual Assault and Referral Center (SARC) at Dutse General Hospital showed evidence of sexual abuse during a hymen fracture. The accused also confessed to the crime and attributed it to the work of Satan. According to Adamu, he will go to court after the investigation is over.
The grandfather, 75, was arrested for raping his granddaughter, 6, in Jigawa