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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 29 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Body of 6-year-old girl raped to death found inside mosque in Kaduna

The body of a six year old girl has been found inside a mosque after she was raped to death in Kaduna State.

The men in the neighborhood reported to the Kurmi Mashi Police Station when they found the body inside the mosque around 3:20 pm close to the time they were to pray.

Confirming the incident, police spokesman ASP Muhammed Jalige said the body was discovered on June 26.

He also revealed that no one has been arrested in connection to the incident but investigation is currently ongoing.

"Though no arrest has been made in connection to the crime, but police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi division of the Command have launched an investigation to unravel the misery.

"Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people in the community in Kurmi Mashi that they saw a dead body lying in the mosque. With the lockdown, they have not been opening mosques except for Friday prayers. They discovered the dead body around 3:20 pm close to prayer time.

"An investigation into the matter has commenced. No arrest made so far. But police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi are seriously on the issueā€¯, he said.

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