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9-year-old orphan bedridden following assault by garden egg vendor in Kano


9-year-old orphan bedridden following assault by garden egg vendor in Kano

In Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State, a disturbing incident unfolded on November 9 as a nine-year-old girl was allegedly defiled by a garden egg vendor identified as Auwalu Abubakar.

The heinous act left the young victim bedridden for a week, prompting her family to seek help.

Speaking to Daily Trust, the victim’s sister, Aisha Auwal, said, “She was first brought back home crying after school hours; that she fell into a drain and sustained injuries.

“It was when we insisted and checked her properly that we discovered her trousers and pants were stained with blood from her private part.”

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She added that the girl was then pressed to reveal who did it to her before she was rushed to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital where she was confirmed to have been raped.

“After she revealed that it was Auwalu, the garden egg seller, he was arrested by the police,” she added.

The girl spent three days at the police clinic in Bompai, Kano, where she received medical care before being discharged.

Sources said the girl is an orphan and therefore called on the authorities to ensure that the culprit was punished.

“It’s only when the state government take charge of the case that justice will be done,” the source said.

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