Wed. May 27th, 2020



Two Victims of Sexual Assault on admission at Sexual Assault Centre Zaria

The Sexual Assault Centre of Gambo Sawaba Hospital, Zaria, is currently treating two boys aged six and 15, who were sexually assaulted in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Hajiya Amina Umar-Faruq, the manager told the NAN on Thursday that the six-year-old boy was brought to the centre by his father for medical intervention.

She said the boy was brought to the centre for treatment after it was discovered that the 15-year-old had been sexually assaulting him.

“After our investigation, we found out that the boy’s anus had been penetrated; he is currently undergoing medical treatment and rehabilitation.

“The perpetrator was also brought to us by the Police and he confessed to have been sexually abused too by someone whom he couldn’t name; he is also currently receiving treatment,” she said.

Umar-Faruq added that the matter was under investigation by the Police.

On his part, the victim’s father said his child’s primary school teacher notified him of the development.

“They said the boy always returned to class late from break and when asked where he had been, he would reply that he went to meet the boy that was allegedly having anal knowledge of him.

“When they continued to question him, he told them that the abuser had asked him to remove his trousers and then had sex with him,” he said.

NAN reports that the centre has recorded 88 cases of sexual assault between February and October 2019.

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