Man, 35, jailed for raping minor in Kwara 

Man, 35, jailed for raping minor in Kwara

By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin


A 35-year-old man, Hussain Kamilu, has been arrested by the Kaiama Division of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

for allegedly raping an under aged girl, Mariam Suleiman, aged 15 years, at Adogo village in Kaiama local government area of Kwara state.


The suspect, according to a statement by the spokesman of the Kwara state Command of the NSCDC, DSC Ayeni Olasunkanmi, was alleged to have taken the victim on bike to an unknown place where he sexually molested her and threatened her never to tell anyone.


“However, Mariam eventually gained the needed courage to report the case at the NSCDC Kaiama Division on 1st of April 2023. She reported that she’s been psychologically affected by the action of the suspect.


“Thereafter, the suspect was arrested on the 2nd of April and after investigation, he confessed to the offences.


“The suspect was later taken to court on 3rd of April for prosecution before Magistrate Abubakar Ahmed Boro at the Magistrate Court, Kaiama.


“He was summarily tried as follows:

One year imprisonment for criminal trespass with option of fine, one year imprisonment for intimidation with option of fine, while on that of forced sexual assault, he was given one and half year without option of fine at New Bissau Correctional service, Niger state,” the statement said.


Meanwhile, the state Commandant, Muhammed Tukur Ibrahim, has appealed to the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement around them to any security agency, assuring them that the Command is assiduously working more to ensure that the rate of criminality in the state is properly checked.




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