…CAN alerts security, vows to follow-up case logically.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A 40-year-old Muslim man, Mal. Hassan Yahaya, has reportedly lured a 25-year-old Christian lady, Grace Nehemiah, to First ECWA Church, Gidan Waya, in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State and had canal knowledge of her.
Eyewitness account stated that the suspect, Mal. Yahaya, who hails from Katsina State, has allegedly had canal knowledge of Grace Nehemiah on many occasions inside the Church.
According to the local, luck ran out of Mal. Yayaha on night of Thursday, 29th June, 2023, while he was allegedly caught in the act with the young lady, dragging her into the church, with an intention yet to be ascertained.
Confirming the incident to journalists on phone on Tuesday evening, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, said, he quickly alerted security personnel to avert the situation when his attention was drawn to the illicit act.
“When my attention was drawn to the illicit act, I quickly alerted the security to avert a situation where somebody or a group of persons will take the law into their hands to cause a breach of the peace.
“We are in a state that is governed by law, and so, we are law abiding citizens and will ensure the full wrath of the law takes its cause on whoever that is found wanting.
“We will pursue the case to its logical conclusion by using legal means to ensure justice is done. This we are doing to ensure we understand ourselves through legal means so that whoever that is found wanting should face the music and serve as deterrent to others with such evil intention to use it to cause confusion in the society,” he said.
He explained that the police was invited and the suspected man apprehended for proper interrogation and better understanding of the reason behind such act in a place of worship.
All efforts made to confirm the incident, however, proved abortive as Kaduna Police Command spokesman, DSP Muhammed Jalige, could not respond to calls.