A little three-year-old girl, Adama Abdul, was reported to have been infected with HIV by her father who lost his wife last year due to a protracted illness and started sleeping with her.
Sources in the media disclosed Mallam Ado who resides at Gidan Sarkin Ilele, Kasuwan Magani Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, took custody of the little girl despite the protestations of her grandmother.
A resident in the area who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the trouble started when Adama started showing outward signs of discomfort.
“Her belly started swelling, she couldn’t eat, and we discovered serious wet from her private part. It was then, the grandmother took her to a medical facility in Kasuwan Magani to conduct a test on her,” the source said.
Several tests confirmed Adama’s swollen body was due to excess storage as excessive damage had been done to her private part.
The grandmother of the girl, it was learnt, immediately reported the case to Kasuwan Magani Police station and the Sarkin but no action was taken.
Angered by this, the grandmother reported the case to the Kaduna State Ministry of Women Affairs, Child Welfare Department who forwarded same to security agencies for investigations.
A source at the Ministry of Women Affairs who spoke anonymously disclosed the commencement of investigations by the ministry.
According to him, based on the security report, the father of the girl, Mallam Ado went into hiding since the incident became known even as the community wanted to hide him from the public glare.
Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu. A. Sambo could not pick his calls nor respond to text messages sent to him.