Police in Bauchi have arrested a 35-year-old man for infecting 12-year-old girl with HIV.
The Bauchi Command Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) in the state, Haruna Mohammed, in a press statement he made available to journalists in Bauchi, yesterday, said that the man had been HIV positive and on medication since 2004.
According to the statement, the suspect had been having series of sexual intercourse with the girl, who is a groundnut hawker, repeatedly since 2012, adding that the girl was diagnosed with the disease when she started having strange symptoms.
“On the 14/10/2014 at about 17:30hrs,one Sabo Korau, male and 35-year-old of Unguwan Dawaki, Dass LGA of Bauchi State was arrested for having series of sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl repeatedly since 2012,until now when victim began to show sign of strange symptoms. She was taken to the hospital and was diagnosed HIV positive”, Mohammed, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) stated.
He further informed that police preliminary investigation revealed that suspect took advantage of the girl being a groundnut hawker, adding that the case was under investigation, while the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.
Meanwhile, Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Shehu Lawal, has ordered for dissolution of Bauchi State Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) whose tenure had expired since 2008 with immediate effect.