The shocking news of the defilement of a four-year-old girl left the Abuja Quarters of the Katsina metropolis in shock.
The minor was allegedly molested by a 65-year-old man, identified as Haruna Wanzam (also known as Baba Tsoho).
Speaking, while parading the suspect, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, said, “The arrest followed a distressing report from the young victim’s father to the Dandagoro Divisional Police Headquarters. Detectives from the Katsina State Police Command swiftly initiated an investigation, resulting in the suspect’s arrest on September 7, 2023.
“During the investigation, Haruna Wanzam confessed to his involvement in the disturbing incident. It was revealed that he took advantage of the minor’s parents’ absence during a visit and lured and molested the four-year-old girl.
“The suspect will face legal proceedings in accordance with Nigerian law. The Katsina State Police Command encourages citizens to promptly report any suspicious activities or incidents to ensure the safety and protection of all residents, especially children.”
In another news, a 24-year-old trader, James Ovie, on Friday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, over alleged theft of an Oraimo power bank worth N35, 000.
The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge brought against him by the police.
The prosecutor, ASP Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant committed the theft on July 18 by 4. 00 p.m. at Ijokodo in Okitipupa.
Orogbemi said the defendant stole the power bank from a shop owned by one Mr Godwin Nwani, an offence that contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Cletus Ojuola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.
Ojuola held that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and provide evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Ondo State Government.
He adjourned the case until Sept. 22, for hearing.