40-year-old man arrested for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in Kaduna

A 40-year old man who allegedly defiled a 13-year-old girl in Kaduna State has been arrested, the State Ministry of Human Services and Social Development has announced. 

The suspect, Musa Hassan was arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command. 

The Ministry said in a statement that the suspect brutally raped the victim and left her in a pool of her own blood during the attack in Unguwan Shanu. 

The young girl is said to be receiving treatment at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital

The ministry also assured that the victim will receive the required support to go through the disturbing experience while investigations are being conducted.

It was also disclosed in the statement that the incident will be handled alongside similar cases, with support from the Ministry of Justice ‘to ensure the effective application of the state’s criminal justice procedure & Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.’

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