A 70-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Jigawa over the rape of a 7-year-old girl.
The suspect identified as Ibrahim Nasaleh, reportedly committed the offence in Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Zubairu Ismail said the victim was rushed to the Sexual Assault and Referral Centre in Dutse after the suspect was arrested at about 1pm on Tuesday March 9, in Kiyawa town following a complaint lodged by the mother of the victim at a police station.
“The arrest was due to a report made by the mother of the victim who lives in Shuwarin Village, Kiyawa Local Government at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Kiyawa, that the said Ibrahim Nasaleh had carnal knowledge of her daughter who is just seven years of the same address in his house.
“The victim was quickly rushed to Sexual Assault Referral Center, Dutse for medical examination, while the case is still under investigation.”