It will be a knotty case that may well go beyond the Kano State Hisbah Board. This is because it will be hard to swallow that a District Head who had been sleeping with a 13- year old girl has infected her with HIV.
Though the said District Head, whose name was not disclose has been arrested in a village in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, the little girl’s future may have been ruined.
The Director General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, who disclosed this in Kano on Tuesday, also said the Village Head was suspected to have infected his victim with HIV.
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 virus.