22-year-old herbalist arrested for allegedly raping 19-year-old cousin in Kaduna

Police arrest

Kaduna State Police Command says it is investigating a case of a 22-year-old herbalist, Hakuri Kwaskila,  who allegedly raped his 19-year-old cousin in Lere Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson of the command, ASP Muhammad Jalige, told newsmen in Kaduna Thursday that the alleged rape occurred on 9th July at Nataru Village of the local government area.

“Medical examination has been carried out on the girl and it proved that penetration occurred; there are also bruises on her legs emanating from the incident,” he said.

Jalige said that upon completion of investigations, the suspect would be charged to court for justice to take its course.

He then called on parents to be wary of patronising herbalists for medication, noting that similar cases were recorded in many parts of the state in the past.

Narrating the incident, mother of the victim who craved anonymity, said her daughter was diagnosed with typhoid and malaria by a medical doctor.

“We battled for over four months without success, after which my sister advised me to take her (my daughter) to her son, a herbalist.

YOU MAY WANT TO READ: Nnamdi Kanu’s Rearrest: Study law book before speaking, Malami punches Madu

“The following day, I sent her (daughter) alone thinking there is no problem because he is her cousin.

“The last day she went for the medication, she called me and was screaming for help; I went to the house and found her in pains lying on the ground, with blood on her thighs.

“My daughter told me that when she got there, the suspect gave her a calabash to look through it, and that upon doing so, she found herself by a riverside, where he forcibly had her carnal knowledge,” she added.

Responding to questions from NAN, the suspect confessed to committing the crime but insisted that it was with the consent of the victim.

He said that they willingly walked together to the riverside, where he requested her to pull off her clothes and bath with the calabash he gave her.

“When she did, I had sex with her without any struggle,” he said.

Speaking on the issue, Kaduna State Coordinator of Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), Mr Emmanuel John, said they had stepped into the matter to ensure that justice was done.

MORE:

Lanre News | Latest News in Nigeria | Africa | Around the World.

Freelance Writers and Employers, visit our sister site [www.lanrewriter.com] to connect.

lanrenews

Lanre News | Latest News in Nigeria | Africa | Across the World Contact: lanrenews0@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

List of candidates for Anambra 2021 Governorship Election

Fri Jul 16 , 2021
The Anambra governorship election is scheduled to hold November 6, 2021. Below is the list of Anambra Guber Election 2021 Candidates as Released by INEC July, 16, 2021. Party Governorship Candidate Deputy Governorship Candidate A EKENE ALEX NWANKWO FRANCESCA ANWULIKA ANENE AA DOREEN IFEOMA MADUKA-ARISA CHIDUBE SUNDAY NNAEMEKA AAC OBI […]
%d bloggers like this:
We use cookies in order to give you the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept