A middle aged woman simply identifieas Rahmatu has been picked up by Police in Kaduna on Tuesday for defacing a five-year-old girl who was staying with her at Angwan Dosa in Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State.
Investigation revealed that, the girl had unconsciously poo on her bed after given three tablet of flagil by her aunty who claimed to be a nurse with a private hospital (name withheld) when the little girl complained of running stomach.
Further investigation revealed that, the girl, Zainab (not her real name) was sometimes ago brought from Maiduguri by the same woman that inflicted physical injuries on her.
A neighbour had alerted a non-governmental organisation called Umukhail Foundation who rushed to the house to rescue the girl and then drew the attention of the State’s Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (MWASD).
When contacted, Commissioner, MWASD, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, who confirmed the development said, the girl had been treated at Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna and now in safe custody pending the time her father will come from Maiduguri, Borno State.
According to the commissioner, “when we got the report from a non-governmental organisation this morning, fortunately there are some security personnel on ground who went to the house and arrested the lady and her husband.”
Her husband was arrested because he watched his wife did that to the girl. If found guilty, he will become an accomplice punishable under the new Child Welfare and Protection Law of Kaduna State.
She continued, “immediately they brought the girl, I took her to Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital here in Kaduna for medical examination and treatment because she may be having internal injury.
“She has been treated and examined and she is now in safe custody pending the time her father will come from Maiduguri.
“Presently, the woman that did that to her is in police custody in Kawo together with her husband. We hope the girl will get justice because the woman will be charged to court after investigation.
“This will serve as deterrent to others and remind the people that, the child protection law in Kaduna state is in force and implementation has commenced”, she added.