Imam and 7 other men rape 13-year-old girl
The Imam along with 7 other men gave the girl Sh100 in exchange for sex
Kaduna police said that they have arrested the 8 suspects for gang-raping the 13-year-old girl many times. All suspects have been charged with child defilement.
If convicted, they face up to life in prison. According to the police investigation, the father of the 13-year-old victim prays at the Imam’s mosque.
Over a period of several months, the Imam along with 7 other men gave the girl $1 in exchange for sex. The girl was threatened to keep quiet about the sexual encounters or she will be killed.
The girl’s father told the police that the Imam and the other suspects treated his daughter like a sex machine. He vowed to stop praying at the Imam’s mosque and has urged others to do the same.
Five months ago, the girl became pregnant with twins. The father asked the 8 rapists whether any of them wanted to support the children but all of them declined.
The father is seeking an abortion for her daughter. He also fears for the safety of his daughter as she is very small and unable to carry twins to term.
Recently detectives detained a pastor in connection with the rape of two women at Vipingo sisal plantation in Kilifi County.
Kilifi Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer Christopher Chesoli said the man was picked up after the public spotted the vehicle believed to have been used when one of the women was abused.
Police claim the assailant attacked the women in a car he had hired , purporting to operate taxi services. “We had a message which had been circulated concerning the incident and the public spotted the vehicle passing near a supermarket in Kilifi town and raised the alarm.''
The DCIO said in one of the attacks, the pastor picked up his victim at the Kilifi bus stage, posing as a driver for a private care hire firm.
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