A 50-year-old man, Abdullahi Sani has been arrested by police for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl to death in Jabiri, Funtua local government area of Katsina State.
The three-year-old girl, Umma Ibrahim was rushed to Funtua General hospital but has been reported to have died from injuries she sustained through the defilement the following day of the incident.
Sani, the suspect was arrested by the police on the 12th of October 2017 and was said to have confessed to the crime.
The Spokesperson for Katsina State Pilice Command, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the arrest on Monday the 16th of October 2017. He said Sani lured the child to an uncompleted building and defiled her forcefully.
“Katsina state Command wishes to inform the general public that on 12 /10 /2017 at about 15 :00 hrs, it has succeeded and arrested one Abdullahi Sani alias MAI ’AYA aged 50 yrs ‘m ’ of Jabiri area , Funtua LGA of Katsina state who raped a 3 yrs old Umma Ibrahim of the same address” the statement reads.
“Suspect lured the little girl into an uncompleted building and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her . She was rushed to Funtua General Hospital and later died on 13 /10 /2017 at about 10 :30 hrs due to the injuries she sustained as a result of the rape. Suspect confessed to the crime while investigation is still ongoing into the case”