Sunday, 7 May 2017

Aisha Buhari, Sanusi visit raped six-month-old baby in Kano

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The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, and the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Saturday, condemned the rape of a six-month-old baby, stressing that the culprit must be made to face the music.

The infant, who is now eight months old, was allegedly violated by 30-year-old Muktakar Muhammad, assisted by his wife.

Mrs. Buhari, who paid the baby a visit at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano State, described the rape case as man’s inhumanity to man.

She also commended the Kano State Government for taking measures to save the life of the minor.

The Emir of Kano, who visited the hospital earlier, urged security agencies and the state government to ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

The monarch consoled the parents of the baby and promised that the Emirate Council would do its best to ensure the welfare of the child and her parents.

The Kano State Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement, said the state government had vowed to get justice for the baby.

Garba said, “We are deeply saddened by a story of a six-month old baby girl, allegedly raped by a close confidant in Kano. The government of Kano says it will make whoever is found guilty the first to pay the supreme price of life imprisonment.

“Already, (Governor Abdullahi) Ganduje has directed the state Ministry of Justice to handle the matter properly by ensuring that it is delivered to the letter.

“Whoever is involved in this sordid sexual crime will be prosecuted under the relevant provision contained in the Kano State Penal Code Amendment Law, referred to as the ‘Principal Law’ as amended under section 283.”

The state government assured the baby’s parents and sympathisers that appropriate legal action would be taken, while promising that the state would bear the cost of the victim’s medical treatment.

( Punch)

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