The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has reportedly ordered the immediate suspension of a Village Head in Danbatta Local Government Area of the state for allegedly defiling a 13-year- old girl.
His suspension came after the Kano State Hisbah Board arrested him for the said act.
The Director General, DG, of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, who disclosed his arrest, told newsmen in Kano on Tuesday that the unnamed Village Head was suspected to have infected his victim with HIV virus.
The DG said, “The suspect was arrested on Monday following complaint from the victim’s parents.
“The case had since been forwarded to the the Emir who ordered 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.
“The victim, upon interrogation, said the suspect was the person, who infected her as he had been sleeping with her,” the DG said, adding that, ”the suspect who would be consequently charged to court, had also been tested and found to be a carrier of the deadly virus.”