…Records 587 cases, convicts 49 in Q3 in Jigawa***
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 38-year-old woman, Hauwa Adamu in Borno, for allegedly using flaming charcoal to burn the private parts of her seven-year-old stepdaughter.
The NSCDC Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim confirmed this on Wednesday in Maiduguri, noting that that the woman was arrested in Moduganari area of Maiduguri, after the case was reported to the command by good Samaritans.
Ibrahim revealed that Adamu allegedly meted out horrible acts of punishment on the minor, over what she called disobedience. The girl was put under the suspect’s care sequel to the separation of her parents.
According to him, preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect subjected the girl to different forms of abuse.
He added that the case had been transferred to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, for further investigation and action.
Meanwhile, the NSCDC, Jigawa Command, says it recorded no fewer than 587 criminal and civil cases in the third quarter of 2019.
The Spokesman of the command, Adamu Shehu indicated this in a statement in Dutse on Wednesday, saying that 134 of the cases were criminal while 453 were civil in nature.
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Shehu said the criminal cases included burglary, theft, vandalism, breach of trust, gross indecency, fraud, use and sale of illicit drugs, assault and trespass, among others.
The spokesman added that the civil cases included family disputes, debts, breach of contractual agreement, land and tenancy disputes, among others.
According to him, out of the 134 criminal cases, 49 had been successfully convicted, 66 at different stages of trial, while 19 were transferred to relevant agencies for further investigation and prosecution.
Shehu added that 272 out of the 453 civil cases were resolved amicably while 169 were pending.
“Within the period under review a total of N3,996,500 was recovered as debts and handed over to the rightful owners,“ he said.
He said that the state Commandant of the corps, Alhaji Garba Muhammad, commended the efforts of the personnel and the public for their cooperation and support.
“He also solicited for more synergy among sister agencies towards achieving the desired goal,” he said.