The Kano State Government has said it would ensure that whoever is found involved in the reported rape of a six-month-old girl in Kano go to jail for life.
The government said it was deeply saddened by the news of the rape allegedly committed by a close confidant of the victim’s family.
The government stand is contained in a statement issued in Kano on Saturday by the state Commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammed Garba. It said that Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje had directed the state Ministry of Justice to prosecute “whoever is involved in this sordid sexual crime.”
The statement described the act as despicable, dastardly and condemnable, “which is alien to our religious and cultural values.
The government stressed that the action clearly portrayed the perpetrator brutal and unfeeling, adding that the culprit deserved nothing more than the maximum penalty under the law.