Labourer reportedly defiles, kills Farmer’s 8-year-old daughter

Labourer reportedly defiles, kills Farmer’s 8-year-old daughter


The police in Katsina state have arrested a 25-year-old Jibrin Yusuf, who allegedly raped and killed an eight-year-old girl aged at Kanon-Haki village, Faskari Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspect on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Katsina, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, said the incident took place on August 2.

“The fact of the case is, on that fateful day, one Hassan Jibrin, the father of the late victim, employed the services of the suspect to convey fertilizer from one of his farms to the other situated on the outskirt of the village, while the victim was assigned to guard the fertilizer at one of the farm as her father attended to some labourers.

“The suspect took advantage of, and forcefully dragged the little girl to a nearby farm where he raped her and used a sharp knife to slaughter her. He further moved the corpse to another farmland, covered it with leaves and made away with three bags of the fertilizer,” he said.

The PPRO added that upon receipt of the report, detectives promptly swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect. During the course of investigation, the suspect reportedly confessed to the offence and the three stolen bags of fertilizers were recovered.

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