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Security guard arrested for repeatedly raping female students

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KADUNA, Nigeria – A 50-year-old former security guard at GSS college Kawo, Kaduna State, has been arrested for allegedly raping many female students of the school.

According to a statement by the Kaduna state Human Services and Social Development office, Sani Hayi was reported in 2016 to have repeatedly raped a 16 year old student of the school where he worked. .

The girl, when interrogated, confirmed that the abuse took place on a daily basis (sometimes in the morning & afternoon) and mentioned 5 other school mates who were also abused.

According to the victim, the suspect took her to different locations where she was also abused by men or a group of women. The agency said that Sani took advantage of the poor financial and mental status of the girl’s parents.

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He was arrested in 2016 and handed over to  National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for investigation and prosecution, but he escaped custody and went into hiding.

He was rearrested recently after the agency received a tipoff that he had resumed work as a security guard at the Sardauna Memorial College. The agency in collaboration with men of the NSCDC, picked Sani up in his new workplace.

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