Yola – Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa has donated N300,000 to a five-year-old girl recently raped and had her vagina mutilated for ritual purpose.
The accused, Kunini Jacob, is now in police custody.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Aminu Iyawa, who confirmed the donation in Yola on Monday, said Nyako had also directed that government should sponsor the girl’s treatment abroad.
He said medical experts at the Yola Specialist Hospital, where the girl was undergoing treatment, were awaiting response from a London hospital, where she was expected to undergo further surgery.
The girl was allegedly raped by the 23-year-old Jacob in Dong village, in Bidoma Development Area of the state.
Jacob, an ex-convict, was arrested along with Mallam Mijinyawa Bala, the herbalist who was allegedly contracted for the money making ritual.
Jacob’s mother, who was also accused of hiding her son from arrest, is also in police custody. (NAN)