Haruna Tukur, the rapist was earlier detained in Malali Police Station in Kaduna, was later granted bail.

He still went back and raped the little girl again after he was released.

The girl, Fatima Alhassan, according to her mother, has been raped several times by the same boy before they (the parents) found out.

"He has been tailing her whenever she is going to an Islamic school. He will buy Maltonic, egg and bring it to the little girl in a school close to a grave yard. He will call her to the toilet after he finish what he want to do with her, he will ask her to excrete. He will drug her so that whenever she comes home, she will be sleeping," a resident of the area said.

Pulse gathered that the whole issue started two days before last Sallah festival when the mother observed that the four year old baby girl came back home crying.

"She was crying and complained about pains in her private parts. We took her to the hospital but the nurses said she might be suffering from pile which used to affect the entire private parts. She was placed on drugs. After sometimes, we returned to the hospital but the nurses said her file was misplaced," the mother said.

According to her, "few days later, my daughter returned home from the school and it was very obvious that she has been rapped."

"We asked her to tell us the truth. The little girl said that every day, on her way to the Islamic school, a man will follow her and do things to her. That the man will hold a knife and warn her that if she ever inform anyone about what he is doing to her, he will kill her, kill her father and mother," the mother said adding that her husband was afraid to report the matter to the police because he was poor.

The identity of the boy was later discovered and the issue was reported to his parents who pleaded that the matter should not be reported at the police station.

"They listened to the parents’ plea and decided to take the little baby out of the area. The 24 year old still followed the little girl and raped her again," a lady following the case, Muneerat Abdulsalam told Pulse.

The four year old girl was ill during lessons last Tuesday. Her teacher asked her to go home. She could barely walk but still managed to each home.

"Immediately her mum saw her, she knew what had happened and asked her to remove her cloths and the girl private part was completely damaged," Muneerat Abdulsalam said adding that the four year old baby girl private part has been battered.

"The boy was in police custody but when taken to court, he was allowed to go. The police are not giving any details concerning why he was allow to go. When he came out from the police cell, he still raped her again. We want justice to be done," Muneerat added.

The police in Kaduna are yet to issue an official statement concerning the rape case. Police spokesman in Kaduna, Zubairu Abubakar could not return calls as at the time of filling this report.