Two workers in the Federal ministry of Youth and Sports by name Salisu Sabiu and Ibrahim Yola have been nabbed by the operative of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in person for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Dutse Area of the federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.
The culprits Salisu, a 55-year-old man and Yola, a 51-year-old man were said to be living in the same street with the victim in Dutse and they were arrested by the operatives of the anti-trafficking agency when an alarm was raised by a resident who learnt of the criminal and dastard act being committed against the innocent underage girl.
According to Naptip, the two two federal government workers have confessed to the crime and will consequently be prosecuted under the Violence Against Persons(prohibition)Act 2015.
It should be noted that the offence of rape is a serious one under the criminal code, not to talk of when it involves a minor as a victim. Sections 357 and section 282 of the criminal code and penal code respectively provides for the offence under the Nigerian Law.