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6-Months-Old Baby Raped in Kano: Aisha Buhari Calls for Justice

Aisha Buhari is calling on the Kano State government to ensure that justice is served in the case of the six-month-old baby raped in the state. She visited the now 8 month-old-baby at the Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) yesterday alongside the wife of the Vice president, Dolapo Osibanjo.

Government should follow this case to its logical conclusion. You should leave no stone unturned in the course of handling this case,” she said.

Daily Trust also reports that the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, was also at the hospital shortly before the wife of the president visited. He charged the Kano State government to ensure that the man who defiled the baby is dealt with accordingly. He pleaded with the parents of the victim to consider the incident as destiny and continue to take good care of the baby.

“You should view what happened to your little baby as destiny and accept it in good faith. You should continue to take good care of her. I am sure that God will come to your aid,” he said.

Malam Muhammad Garba, Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, delivered a statement on behalf of the Governor stating that he is deeply saddened by the news of the rape, and has instructed the ministry of Justice to pursue the matter to the last detail.

Anyone found guilty of this sordid sexual crime will be prosecuted under the relevant provision contained in the Kano State Penal Code Amendment Law, referred to as the ‘Principal Law’ as amended under Section 283 which states thus: ‘Whoever commits rape, shall be punished with imprisonment for life or for any lesser term not below fourteen years and shall be liable to a fine of two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) and in addition thereto be required by the court to pay compensation to the victims. The despicable, dastardly and condemnable act which is alien to our religious and cultural values, more so of a baby, is indicative of how brutalised and unfeeling perpetrators of such heinous crimes have become and therefore deserve nothing more than a punishment proportionate to their crimes,” he said.

The governor through his statement also called on parents to be extra vigilant and watchful of their wards, as nobody could be trusted anymore.

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