By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
A middle-aged woman, Mrs Blessing Paul, and her husband, Paul Ibrahim of Ungwan Masara in Kafanchan, Kaduna state have been arrested by Salama Sexual Assault Referral Center, in collaboration with the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly inflicting injury on her step daughter, 8-year-old, Chioma Paul Ibrahim.
Mrs Grace Abbin, the coordinator of Salama Sexual Assault Referral Center, Kafanchan said the suspects were arrested following a complaint from the tenants, that the step mother and the father were maltreating the child for quite a long time, leaving the little daughter with injury on her hand and some part of her body.
“We arrested and detained the step mother at NSCDC, Kafanchan Command but we later released her because of the two month breastfeeding baby she is carrying, but we continued to detained the father for further investigation.” She said
She said preliminary investigation revealed that the woman, alongside her husband, who is the real father of the girl have been maltreating the girl whose mother has separated from the father.
“We will continue to seek justice for the affected people because without justice, we cannot make progress,’’ she said
She said the girl is receiving a treatment at Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial Hospital, Kafanchan.