Family of 8-year old victim of rape stage protest against NSCDC Potiskum Divisional Officer
Family members of a 8-year old girl who was allegedly raped severally in Potiskum by one Baffa Ado (50years) and Usman Musa Lampo (20years) today, Wednesday staged a peaceful protest against what they called attempt to frustrate justice for their raped daughter by the Potiskum Divisional Officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bala Habule.
The family alleged that the Divisional Officer, Bala Habule has failed to hand over the two arrested suspects to the Police for proper prosecution despite withdrawing the case from his office and transfering same to the Police.
They also alleged that Bala Habule in connivance with other external forces is doing everything possible to stop the suspects from being arraigned before court of justice for trial.
They however, appealed to Human Rights Organisations, Amnesty International, Yobe State Govt to come to their aid and ensure that justice is served to the victim who has been traumatised by the condition.
Meanwhile, the D.O, Bala Habule has threatened to take legal action against me but my reaction is simple, no amount of threats will deter us from seeking for justice for the people, especially the downtrodden.
In doing this, we are more than prepared for any threat from anybody.
Already, I am in consultation with my legal representation to ensure that we respond accordingly.