A 40-year-old deaf teacher, identified as Shaaibu Yakubu Abdullahi, was yesterday arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for allegedly raping a 6-month-old baby in Potiskum, Yobe state.
The NSCDC Commandant, Muhammad Gidado Fari, said Abdullahi was apprehended after a non-governmental organization, National Council of Women Society, NCWS, reported the situation to the corps .
Fari explained that the deaf teacher allegedly connived with his 10-year-old student, (name withheld) who carried the baby to him from her neighbour’s house and “He defiled her.”
The commandant said although Abdullahi denied the allegation, he was identified by the 10-year-old student in a group picture of staff and student taken in the school.
He said the matter has been reported to the state’s Ministry of Justice for prosecution as the case needs a professional in sign language to interpret.
The President of NCWS, Halima Kyari Joda, said the baby was taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for examination and treatment.