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NSCDC Potiskum Divisional Officer allegedly hinders justice for 8-year-old raped girl


Family members of an 8-year-old girl who was allegedly raped severally in Potiskum by one Baffa Ado, 50-year-old and Usman Musa Lampo, 20-year-old, staged a peaceful protest on Wednesday against what they called ‘attempts to frustrate justice for their raped daughter’ by the Potiskum Divisional Officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bala Habule.

The family alleged that the Divisional Officer, Bala Habule had failed to hand over the two arrested suspects to the Police for proper prosecution despite withdrawing the case from his office and transferring the matter to the Police.

They also alleged that Bala Habule, in connivance with other external forces, was doing everything possible to stop the suspects from being arraigned before the court of justice for trial.

They, however, appealed to Human Right Organisations, Amnesty International and the Yobe State Government to come to their aid and ensure that justice is served to the victim who is in a traumatic condition.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the family who did not disclose his name, said the D.O, Bala Habule had threatened to take legal action against him, “but my reaction is simple, no amount of threats will deter us from seeking justice to people especially the downtrodden ones.”

“In doing this, we are more than prepared for any threat from anybody. Already, I am in consultation with my legal representative to ensure that we respond accordingly. Justice for our daughter,” he said.

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