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Published On: Wed, Dec 11th, 2019

Mother of 9-year old rape victim infected with HIV demands justice

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From Uche Uche, Damaturu

A 9-year old primary 2 girl has been confirmed HIV positive by Damaturu Specialist Hospital after seven persons led by her stepfather raped her severally.
It was gathered that the victim was lured into a house at Babban Tsangaya area of Damaturu belonging to the stepfather, one Yerima Yakubu where she was raped on several occasions.
The victim’s mother who is now a divorcee after they separated with the prime suspect said the girl has stopped going to school since the incident happened about a week ago.
“Because of my poor condition, I cannot even do anything on the matter except to leave things for God. But I want Yobe State Government to take over the case,” the woman said.
It was learnt that four of the suspects have been arrested by the police and are being detained at CID office Damaturu while the remaining three suspects are still at large.
The stepfather, Yerima Yakubu, a traditional medicine seller has three children with the victim’s mother before he divorced her in June this year.

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