The Kano State Hisbah Board said it has arrested a Village King (Head) in Danbatta Local Government Area of the state (names withheld) for allegedly defiling a 13-year- old girl.
The Director General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday, also said the Village Head was suspected to have infected his victim with HIV virus.
He said the suspect was arrested on Monday following complaint from parents of the girl. Sufi said the case had since been forwarded to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II who ordered for his immediate suspension from office.
“The girl was to be given out in marriage to her suitor, but three days to the wedding ceremony, the girl was tested and found to be HIV positive.”
“When interrogated, she said the suspect was the person, who infected her as he had been sleeping with her, “ he said.
He said that the suspect had also been tested and found to be a carrier of the deadly virus. Sufi said the suspect would soon be charged to court .