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80-year-old man arrested for raping orphan, 10, in Yobe

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An 80-year old man identified as Mohammed Bara’u of Lawan Fannami ward in Gashu’a community of Yobe State has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.

It was gathered that the suspect who is a wood seller had been trying to lure the girl with chocolate and finally succeeded last Sunday after asking her to pick something from his room.

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He reportedly followed and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

He was arrested after the case was reported to the police by Bade Local Govt Shari’a Committee and some local NGOs.

Medical examination conducted on the girl who lost her parents a few years ago confirmed she was defiled.

The old man who confessed to raping the little girl once will be transferred to CID office in Damaturu on Friday, June 19.

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