A 30-year-old man, Bello Muhammed was arrested by operatives of Jigawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly impregnating an 18-year-old mentally-ill woman, identified as Daharutu Isyaku.
While addressing newsmen on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 the state commandant of the Corps, Dr. Muhammad Gidado, said the suspect confessed to committing the crime but the agency was still investigating the case to know if the act was carried out for ritual purposes.
He also disclosed that the suspect had named some accomplices during the investigation, adding that they would be caught, investigated and brought to book.
Muhammed, however, disclosed that the girl was currently in the custody of the agency because of her condition.
while efforts are being made to contact her family.
He advised parents and guardians to take their mentally-ill children to psychiatric hospitals for proper medical treatment to avoid them being abused by hoodlums.