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All we need is justice, parents of rape victim cry out

Muhammad Adam, the father of a four-year-old girl who lost her life after being molested by their 49-year-old neighbor, Baba Idi, has demanded for justice for the late Khadijah Adam.

Khadijah reportedly died of a heart attack after she was molested.

While narrating the family’s ordeal with newsmen at his residence, Adam said their only demand is for the culprit to be dealt with by the law.

Idi, a resident of Lungun Haliru Mai Ruwa, Gama Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano, allegedly committed the offence on Monday, September, 26 2022.

According to Adam, “This is an act of inhumanity for a neighbor to have committed this act. All I need is justice.

“I was not at home that fateful day. Her mother while bathing Khadijah noticed blood dripping from her body, when she asked her what happened to her, she mentioned our neighbor, Idi, known as Baba Idi had raped her and she pleaded with her mother not tell anyone because the suspect said he will kill her with scissors if she does.”

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He further stated that the police are yet to give him a report on the development of the case, adding that it must have been due to the public holiday.

The bereaved father said that he would contact the State Criminal Investigation Department, Bompai, with a view to establishing the next line of action.

Similarly, the mother of the late Khadija, Jamila Adam, called on security agencies alongside all other key relevant stakeholders to ensure that justice prevails.

“Shortly after narrating what Baba Idi did to her, she pleaded with me not to tell anybody, because Baba Idi threatened that he would kill her.

“While we went to Bompai for identification, she was so frightened when the suspect was brought out from the cell.

“Immediately she sighted Baba Idi, she started to shiver. She became hysterical and began screaming, calling his name saying that he would kill her.

“She was in severe pain and her health condition worsened, as she kept on calling Baba Idi’s name.

“We rushed her to the hospital but she gave up the ghost before arrival.” Jamila said.

The mother added that her daughter, Khadijah, died while muttering Baba Idi’s name uncontrollably.

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