Corpse of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped to death by her captor(s) has been discovered in a Mosque at New Road, Kurmi Mashi by Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
First News learnt that the incident happened on Friday and it drew the attention of sympathisers, including some members of civil society organisations, to the residence of the victim in the area.
Sympathisers, however, persuaded the victim’s parents to allow her corpse to be taken to a specialist hospital for examination.
State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige, confirmed the incident.
He said investigations had already been launched into the incident.
The police spokesman said, “Though no arrest has been made in connection to the crime, police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi Division of the Command have launched an investigation to unravel the misery.
“Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi Division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people in the community in Kurmi Mashi that they saw a dead body lying in the mosque.
“With the lockdown, they have not been opening mosques except for Friday prayers. They discovered the dead body around 3:20 pm close to prayer time.
“An investigation into the matter has commenced. No arrest made so far. But police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi are seriously on the issue. So, if there is an arrest, I will keep you posted.”