Village head arrested for allegedly defiling, infecting a13-year-old girl with HIV

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A village head in Kano has been arrested for defiling and infecting a minor with HIV.The Director General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.

He said the suspect was arrested on Monday following complaint from parents of the girl. Sufi said the case had since been forwarded to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II who ordered for his immediate suspension from office.

“The girl was to be given out in marriage to her suitor, but three days to the wedding ceremony, the girl was tested and found to be HIV positive.” “When interrogated, she said the suspect was the person, who infected her as he had been sleeping with her, “ he said.

He said that the suspect had also been tested and found to be a carrier of the deadly virus. Sufi said the suspect would soon be charged to court .

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