Zakari Imam, 41, who allegedly defiled a nine year-old girl, (names withheld) at Hadejia City, Jigawa State, northern Nigeria and after carrying out the act, ran away to Niger Republic to avoid being caught has now been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC.
Dr. Muhammad Gidado, who is the State Commandant of NSCDC, Wednesday in Dutse said the culprit ran away to neighbouring Niger Republic after committing the crime.
He said his officers followed due process to effect the arrest in his hideout in Niger Republic.
The Jigawa NSCDC boss said investigation into the case was ongoing, adding that on completion, the suspect would be arraigned in court.
He vowed to bring to book anybody found committing rape in the state, describing it as a barbaric and animalistic behaviour.
He also warned those with the intention of committing rape to have a re- think, saying there was no hiding place for them in Jigawa State.