A traditional ruler in Jigawa State has been arrested by the police for allegedly abducting an 8-year-old girl and defiling her.
It was gathered that Ya'u who is the village head of Kargo town, was arrested after the mother of the defiled girl lodged a complaint at the police station against him.
He was paraded at the police headquarters in Damaturu, the state capital, alongside other suspects including rapists and other bandits.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdu Jinjiri, disclosed that the arrest of the village head, followed complaints made by the victim’s mother at the Garki Police Station, that her daughter was abducted on her way to school and raped by Ya’u.
But during the parade, the monarch denied raping the girl, claiming her mother wanted to get even with him because he had an issue with her over a longstanding debt.