By; TINA PHINEAS,Yola
A five years old girl (name withheld) in Yola, the Adamawa State capital was allegedly raped by her uncle, Mustapha Kabiru to the extent that her private part was severely damaged.
The victim, was said to have been rushed to the Federal Medical Center Yola, Adamawa State, for medical attention following profuse bleeding from her vagina as a result of the incident.
According to a family source, Kabiru, a mobile phone repairer, had a long running feud with his brother, Ayuba (the girl’s father) currently serving a jail term in Lagos, and therefore decided to molest the little girl to teach his brother a lesson.
New Nigerian also discovered that, the family never wanted to seek medical help for the victim for fear of exposing the matter to the public.
The family was however persuaded to seek medical assistance for the girl, she was eventually taken to the hospital through the help of one Hauwa Garba, of Equal Access International.
Confirming the incident, Information Officer at FMC Yola, Mohammed Dodo, told New Nigerian that the girl was bleeding profusely when she was brought into the hospital.
According to him, she was referred from Yola Specialist hospital on Saturday due to profuse and uncontrolled bleeding from the vagina.
“Her condition couldn’t be managed at the specialist hospital, that’s why she was transferred to the FMC, which has better facilities.”
When contacted on the matter, Public Relations Officer of the police in Adamawa, Suleiman Nguroje, said that they had yet to be briefed of the incident.
He said they will commence investigation once the case is reported to them.
New Nigerian reports that, the victim’s private part was severally damaged due to the heinous act, thus requiring surgery.