A 20-year-old man has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command.
The man was nabbed for allegedly cutting off the private part of a six-year-old child for suspected ritual purposes, The PUNCH reports.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Bauchi on Friday.
He said when policemen received the complaint by the aunt of the victim, they swung into action and arrested the suspect while his accomplice is still at large.
He said, “On the 30th December, 2020 at about 7.20pm one Hafsatu Wada of Zango area of Jama’are LGA, reported at the Jama’are Police Station that her niece Safarau Mohammed (not real name) (6) of the same address was found crying in a pool of her blood.
“Upon the receipt of the complaint, a patrol team led by the DPO of the Jama’are Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to the General Hospital Jama’are. There, a Medical Doctor confirmed that her private part had been cut off with a sharp object.
“The victim was immediately referred to Federal Medical Center, Azare for more medical response.
“During investigation, One Adamu Ra’uf (20) of Gandu Jama’are was arrested. On interrogation, the suspect freely confessed to have conspired with one Abdulkadir Haladu of Chikamidari area of Jama’are to perpetrate the crime.
“The said Abdulkadir is currently at large but necessary measures are being put in place for his immediate arrest. Meanwhile, investigation is still on going.”