A couple in Sokoto state has been arrested for allegedly burning the male organ of an SS3 student, Ahmad Ibrahim, whom they accused of raping their four-year-old daughter, Hannan.
Atiku Yahaya and Farida Hamza was arrested on Tuesday by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Sokoto State for taking the law in their hands.
Commenting on the issue, the state Commandant of the Corps, Babangida Abdullahi, said the couple sponsored some boys who tortured Ahmad and burnt his manhood.
He added that they locked Ahmad up in a toilet from Friday, March 24 when he was beaten to the following day.
The Commandant added that Ahmad was later taken to the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto, adding that he is responding to treatment.
He however said the couple would soon be arraigned in court.
Speaking on the incident, Ahmad’s father, Ibrahim Abdullahi, solicited assistance in seeking justice for his son just as the 17-year-old Ahmad denied committing the offence.
Abdullahi who is an uncle to Hannan said:” This is like a family affair as my son always took her and two others to and from school."