A 35-year old patient, Auwal Muhammad has been arrested for raping a 16-month old baby on his sick bed. Muhammad, was said to be on admission at the orthopaedic department of Usman Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, Sokoto following a motor accident in which he sustained fracture on one of his leg.
DailyTrust leant that Muhammed had been nursing his leg at home before he was brought to the hospital by unnamed NGO for proper treatment. According to eyewitness account, the incident occurred on Friday, January 1 at about 2pm when mother of the baby along with one of her son came to visit a sick relative.
The suspect was said to have collected the victim from her brother to cuddle her in admiration
which later turned to be something else as he was caught raping her on his sick bed. “Her mother heard her crying profusely. So she started looking for her only to find her being raped by the patient at his corner covered by curtains,” the source stated.
He added:”She quickly grabbed her daughter and reported the matter to the hospital security who arrested and took the suspect to Kwanni police station before he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in the police headquarters for further investigation.”
When contacted, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, DSP Almustapha Sani confirmed the incident, saying the suspect was released on bail to enable him recover from his ailment.