Set 8-Year-Old Girl’s Private Part On Fire
Aisha Abdullahi Gaide was arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for child molestation and attempted homicide.
SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the command’s spokesperson, said the suspect beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter Zahra Abdullahi with an electric wire and then burned her private part with lighted matches in a statement released on Monday, March 1.
“On February 15, 2021, at approximately 1800 hours, Mrs. Talatu Musa, Secretary to the State Action Committee on Gender Based Violence (SGVB), arrested and brought one Aisha Abdullahi Gaide of Kofar Durmi near Tudun Tarima Bauchi to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Bauchi with a complaint that the aforementioned suspect molested her step daughter, Zahra A.
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“Zahra had allegedly poked at her clothes while sleeping, which enraged her stepmother Aisha, who retaliated by beating her with an electric wire, then lighting matches and placing them on Zahra’s private part, causing her to sustain serious injuries to her private part and other parts of her body.”
According to Wakil, as soon as the case was received, a team of detectives was assembled to transport the victim to a hospital for emergency treatment.
“The Command will conduct a high-level investigation to determine the absolute facts of the case, after which the suspect will be charged and prosecuted in court.” Added he.