From Uche Uche, Damaturu.
A ward head in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State has been suspended indefinitely by the Bade Emirate Council on the suspicion of raping a six years old boy.
A press statement from the state Commissioner of Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Hon. Abdullahi Bego, and made available to our reporter, the suspension followed a directive from the state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni.
The statement said after the governor was briefed on the incident by the Emirate Council he directed the Emirate Council to take any administrative and legal measures to investigate and prosecute the matter.
Consequent upon the governor’s directive, the ward head from Fannami Ward in Gashu’a, headquarters of Bade, has been suspended immediately and served with a letter to that effect, while investigation to authenticate or otherwise is ongoing.
The victim has also been examined and treated at the general hospital in Gashu’a, according to the statement.