A mobile policeman Damudu Bzigu who is attached to the Special Task Force (STF) code named “Operation Save Haven”, Jos has been arrested for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in Kassa village, Barkin Ladi local government, Plateau State.
According to the spokesman of the STF, Captain Salisu Mustapha, who confirmed the incident and arrest of the suspect, investigation was still on-going.
The suspect is said to be in the habit of violating minors wherever he is posted to, with the latest incident being his third. He reportedly lured the minor into his makeshift tent in Kassa village where he carried out the evil deed.
Chairman of the local government, Emmanuel Loman, who also confirmed the incident said, “The girl has been bleeding profusely and she is currently hospitalized, and receiving treatment at the Barkin Ladi General Hospital.
He added, “This is not the first time this kind of thing is happening. It is sad that some soldiers posted to restore law and order have abandoned their duties for something else. Otherwise, what has restoring order got to do with defiling a minor?”
He called on the STF commanding authorities to punish the offender.
A medical officer at the Barkin Ladi General Hospital, Bapigang Willams Audu, also confirmed that, from results of examinations conducted so far, there was forceful penetration as the victim’s hymen was broken.
He said the minor was undergoing medication and checks to avoid infection.