JUST IN; Party Chairman suspended for allegedly defiling 14-year-old Househelp
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Roni Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Saleh Idris, has been suspended by the leadership of the party in the state for raping and impregnating his 14-year-old housemaid.
The state chairman of the party, Aminu Sani Gumel, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.
He said that Idris was arrested by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps on October 4 following a complaint by the victim’s brother.
According to him, the NSCDC’s spokesperson in the state, Adamu Shehu, said that the victim, after a laboratory test, was discovered to be carrying “a healthy pregnancy of about four months and two weeks.”
The state APC chair added that a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Dutse, the state capital, had therefore remanded the suspect over the allegation.
The APC statement read in part, “Following the allegation of rape and impregnation of minor and the outcome of preliminary investigation of the state chapter, the party has come up with the following resolutions:
“That your act contravened Section 21.2 (viii) and (x) of the APC 2022 Constitution as amended and that there is a need for further investigations.
“That (the party agreed) on the need for further investigation on the matter. Consequently, you are hereby suspended from the chairmanship of the party of Roni Local Government Area spending final report of investigation.”
The party also ordered him to hand over its affairs to the local government area’s vice chairman.