A 50-year-old driver in one of the new generation banks, arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl, Zainab, who feigned ignorance of the implication of his offence, has told the police at the Kano State Police Command, Bompai police division, that he has successfully had carnal knowledge of five other minors in the past
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The alleged rapist, Malam Yusif Ibrahim, a resident of Hayye Hotoron Arewa Quarters, Nassarawa local government area, is married with 11 children.
Yusif told newsmen that it all started when Zainab, his neighbour’s daughter met him where he was buying a local snack, ‘Awara’ for his little children and she asked him to buy for her too but he only had N20 on him at the time so he promised to buy it for her at another time.
The alleged rapist said on the day of the incident, he had just finished his night prayers and went out to buy some things from a shop after which he had N150 left and on his way back, he saw Zainab close to his house and they got talking, during which he asked her if she had fasted to which she agreed and he promised to reward her financially.
He said he made sure Zainab entered his private room to get the money after which “I brought out N100 and gave her thinking it was N50 I gave because we were in the dark and instead of her to just go, she stayed back.
“Having seen that she was still there, I brought her into my arms and intended to have canal knowledge of her but she had her pants on. I lost my erection in the process and Zainab even helped to caress my penis to make it erect for possible penetration but I couldn’t penetrate her so I ejaculated on her body.”
He also said shortly after she left, her mother came to him and asked whether he was the person that gave her daughter N100 and he agreed with a promise that it will never happen again.
The driver said he was ignorant of the consequences of his action, even as he said the bank manager disowned him at the police station, saying he must pay the price for his offence.
Meanwhile, Zainab’s uncle, Alhaji Magaji Yahaya, told newsmen that Zainab’s mother confronted him with the sad news that their neighbour had raped little Zainab, saying she confirmed to him that blood was coming out of her vagina when they first saw her coming out of Malam Yusif’s house.
He mentioned that on that night they rushed Zainab and the culprit to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital for medical attention and confirmation of what really happened to their daughter, even as he confirmed that Malam Yusif was a serial rapist as they gathered that he raped the daughters of Malam Musa, Malam Dan Hussaini, Malam Haladu Gemu and Hajiya Hansatu.