The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Plateau State chapter, on Monday condemned the defilement of a four-year-old girl by a mobile policeman in Barkin Ladi, in Plateau.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the policeman was attached to the Special Task Force in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.
Mrs Jennifer Yerima, the Chairperson of the Association condemned the incident in a statement in Jos, describing it as “barbaric and inhuman’’.
“It is indeed barbaric and inhuman for a law enforcement agent mandated to protect the lives and property of citizens to descend so low as to having carnal knowledge of an innocent girl.
“This act has clearly depicted the decay in our society and particularly the unacceptable degree of irresponsibility exhibited and executed by some men in security uniforms,” she said.
Yerima appealed to the Plateau government to ensure that justice was done and the culprit made to face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrent to others nursing such nefarious act.
“Plateau government must champion the course to ensure that justice is done; as the family of the child may not have the financial ability to seek for justice,” the official said.
She advised that the girl be given the best of treatment to ease the pains and trauma.
Yerima lauded the efforts of Barkin-Ladi Local Government Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Loman for ensuring that the culprit was apprehended and handed over to the relevant authority.