HIV victim, four others arrested for raping girl, 14, in Jigawa

Jigawa State Police Command has arrested five suspected rapists, including one HIV patient who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in Jigawa State.

Police spokesman DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the arrest in a statement issued to DAILY POST.

He said the suspects were arrested on Friday at Yola Quaters, Jahun Local Government Area, after the victim’s father reported to the police that his 14-year-old daughter was raped while selling Awara.

Shiisu said, according to the investigation, one of the suspects, Aliyu Sani, lured the victim into the room of Rabiu Ibrahim, and they both had carnal knowledge of her.

He added that other suspects, Idris Haruna, Rabiu Inuwa, and Hussaini Mato, all of Jahun town, also engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim several times at different dates, places, and times.

The police spokesman said the suspects and the victim were taken to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre Dutse (SARC Dutse) for medical examination, where one of the suspects was confirmed HIV positive, and another tested positive for hepatitis.

He said the victim was, so far, negative but will be tested three months later after the incubation period of the disease to ascertain her health condition.

The suspects will be arraigned in court for possible prosecution, he stated.

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