Crime and Security

Corpse of 6-year-old girl, raped to death, found inside Kaduna mosque

Corpse of 6-year-old girl, raped to death, found inside Kaduna mosque

 

The corpse of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped to death has been found inside a mosque in Kaduna State.

The girl’s corpse was discovered inside a mosque located at New Road, Kurmi Mashi by Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State.

Kaduna State police command spokesman, ASP Muhammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident, said the body was discovered on Friday, June 26.

Jalige said the community members called men of the Kurmi Mashi police division to make a report after seeing the dead body at about 3.20pm which was close to the time they were supposed to converge for their Friday prayers.

The spokesman, however, noted that no arrest has been made but that the police are investigating the matter.

“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 issue.” Jalige said.

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