Gov Baduru Abubakar
Jigawa state governor, Baduru Abubakar, vows to ensure the prosecution of 11 men accused of raping 12-year-old girl
The Jigawa State government has vowed to prosecute all the 11 men accused of raping a 12-year-old girl over a period of time.
The victim exposed the 11 men after one of them, a 57-year-old man, was caught trying to lure her at Limawa market in Dutse LGA. She said the men raped her at different times.
Following the widespread condemnation, the state governor, Baduru Abubakar, today vowed to ensure that no stone will be left unturned in ensuring that justice is served. Speaking during a press conference in Dutse, the state capital, the governor said
“My Attorney General is always the lead counsel in prosecuting rape charges. In this case, he is actively aware, the police are aware.
“We will leave no stone unturned until we bring those people to justice. It is bad and it is bad.
I was made to understand that it was not gang rape at the same time. It was an incident of sexual intercourse with a minor at different times with different people.
It was not like they raped her at once, 12 or 14 people. No, I think she has been going around different people who are molesting and taking advantage of under-aged (girls).”