The Federación Internacional dé Abogadas, FIDA, which translates to “International Federation of Women Lawyers,” Yobe State Branch has facilitated the arrest of a middle aged man for impregnating and subsequently procuring an illegal abortion for a teenage girl leading to her death.
The organisation said in a statement on Monday, that: On the 30th of August 2021 FIDA Yobe received reliable information from a paralegal, Suleiman Tarbutu about one Auwalu Abbas aged 40 of Waziri Ibrahim Housing Estate Damaturu, who allegedly impregnated a 15year old girl of the same address.
The suspect subsequently procured unsafe abortion for the victim which to her death.
The late girl’s parents happened to be deaf and dumb.
With the help of the police and another paralegal Mr. Babangida, FIDA Yobe Branch swung into action and eventually got Auwalu arrested from a hideout where he had planned to flee the town, away from justice.
The suspect is currently detained at the state CIID where investigation has been intensified.
FIDA Yobe State advocates intensive, collaborative action by security agencies to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children as well as to identify and rescue victims. Convicted child molesters must be severely punished to serve as a deterrent to other criminals.
The group restated its support to the government to build a comprehensive child protection system in Yobe State that can effectively prevent and respond to all forms of child neglect, violence, abuse, exploitation and harmful practices.