Friday, August 19, 2011

HIV-positive man, 40, rapes underage girls

Gombe State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Thursday paraded 40-year-old Gambo Abare, an HIV-positive man from Gadam village, for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl.

Briefing newsmen on the development, NSCDC Commandant in the state, Altine Sani, said the alleged rapist was arrested in the act at about 6pm in his grain-milling machine shop.

Little Ramatu, according to the commandant, was sent on errand by her parents when she was lured into the shop with sweets where she was defiled.

Abare, who tested positive to HIV, admitted defiling Ramatu and also confessed to raping five other underage girls within the same week.

He disclosed to journalists that one of his victims was his niece, also an underage.

He said he had been in the act of raping underage girls since last year and the same shop had been his crime scene.

Ramatu’s father, Malam Mohammed Bala, said he sent the girl to take some food to her grandmother to enable the old woman to break the day’s fast.

He alerted of the heinous defilement of his daughter by some almajiris and that informed his rushing to nearby NSCDC office which immediately deployed men in the scene to effect the arrest of Abare.

He will soon be charged to court.

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