59-year-old man arrested on suspicion of raping his neighbor's 18-month-old child

59-year-old man arrested on suspicion of raping his neighbor’s 18-month-old child

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 59-year-old man for raping his neighbor’s 18-month-old baby.

SP Ahmed Wakil, the command’s spokesman, confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday, August 13, saying the suspect was arrested after the baby’s mother, Nenkat Danladi, reported the rape to Yelwa police station.

“On 09/08/2022 at about 7pm, one Nenkat Danladi ‘f’ aged 31yrs of Yelwan Kagadama lodged a complaint in Yelwa police station that on 06/08/2022 at about 11:30 am she met one Alhamdu Yusuf ‘m’ aged 59yrs of same address on her bed with her daughter one Blessing (not real name) ‘f’ aged 1½yrs of the same address,” the statement read.

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“After about 30 minutes, the nominal complainant discovered that her daughter’s private part was oozing blood; based on the complaint, a team of DCB personnel led by DPO Yelwa rushed the victim to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical examination.” The suspect was apprehended, and the investigation began in earnest.

“The task has not been easy, but in accordance with our constitutional mandate, we will remain fierce, tireless, and relentless in our commitment to the safety and security of lives and property.”- he added

59-year-old man arrested on suspicion of raping his neighbor's 18-month-old child