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Randy father rapes 13-year-old daughter in Kebbi

A 40-year-old man, Aminu Bello, has been paraded by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kebbi State Command for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter.

Parading the suspect at the state command of NSCDC, the state commander, Musa Bala, said the arrest was effected following a tip-off from members of the public, who reported the incestuous act.

“We parade before you a 40-year-old father, Aminu Bello, who allegedly raped his 13-year-old daughter in Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.”

The NSCDC chief said his command will continue to arrest and expose bad elements in the society.

The command’s spokesperson, Akeem Adeyemi, said investigation is ongoing on the matter after which the suspect will be arraigned before the court of law.

Court discharges, acquits Arabic teacher of defilement, sexual assaultMeanwhile, Justice Rahman Oshodi of a Lagos High Court sitting at Ikeja, has discharged and acquitted a part-time Arabic teacher, Anisere Sulaimon, of a defilement and sexual assault charge after he spent almost four years in prison.

Justice Oshodi held that there was no prima facie case against Sulaimon, who was a final year student of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education at the time of his arrest in 2018.

Sulaimon, a resident of Abesan Estate in Ipaja, Lagos, was accused of defiling and sexually assaulting the then four-year-old child at Mahadu Ridwanullah Arabic and Islamic School, Opeki in Abesan Estate.

He denied the allegation. His counsel, Mr Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem, filed a no-case submission, which the court upheld.

The judge upheld Adetola-Kazeem’s argument that apart from Sulaimon denying the charge, the prosecution’s lone witness (Mercy Oluranti) also testified that she was aware that it was a relation of the child that used to have carnal knowledge of her.

The court noted that the witness said one Kehinde Adedeji, who is an uncle to the child, confessed to the crime of defiling the four-year-old.

Justice Oshodi held: “The prosecution has not made out a sufficient case to warrant the defendant being directed to put up a defence to count 1. I uphold the no-case submission concerning this count and, therefore, accordingly discharge and acquit the defendant on this count.

“Count 2 relates to the same victim, but this time, the penetration of her vagina in a sexual manner by the defendant.”

The court also stated that the witness did not witness the alleged offences, adding that, like for count one, “the evidence of PWI does not raise a prima facie case,” and that “there is no ground for proceeding with defence. I hold that the no-case submission succeeds. The defendant, Anisere Sulaiman, is accordingly discharged and acquitted.”

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