The police in Bauchi State have arrested one Aisha Abdullahi Gaide for child molestation and attempted homicide. The suspect allegedly beat her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra Abdullahi, with an electric wire and afterwards burnt her private part with lighted matches. 

According to the command’s spokespe. Person, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the suspect, was arrested on February 15, 2021, following a complaint. 

It was gathered that Zahra allegedly poked at her clothes while sleeping and this provoked her step mother Aisha, who reacted by beating her with an electric wire after which she also lighted matches and put it on Zahra’s private part as a result of which she sustained high degree of injury on her private part and some part of her body.

“The Command will delve into a high level investigation to ascertain the absolute fact of the case after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution/possible conviction,” the spokesperson said.

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