The much awaited account number dedicated to the cause of Maimuna, the 16 year old girl that was raped and sex slaved by some policemen in Kano is given below.
ACC NUMBER: 0071060040371
ACC NAME: MIJINYAWA TANKO U & GHAZALI ADO
BANK NAME: DIAMOND BANK, MURTALA MUHAMMED WAY, KANO
There are three joint signatories to the account:
Dr Abdullahi Dahiru
Alhaji Ghazali Ado and
Alhaji Uba Tanko Mijinyawa
I travelled to Kano two days ago to meet with these people and work out some details of what needs to be done immediately. They are meeting today with the representative of Hizbah who has also been handling the matter of Maimuna to discuss the issue of the trust or foundation under which matters associated with her, including funds, will be handled. The suggestion so far is that it should inlcude representatives of government, Hizbah, women network in Kano, and Maryam's uncle.
There have been three significant developments on this issue since my last update four days ago.
1. The Police Commissioner in Kano has announced the dismissal from service of two of the three policemen; the third is demoted from Inspector to sergeant for his partial involvement. The CP said the suspects will be handed over to the DPP for immediate prosecution.
2. The Human Rights Commission has petitioned the Inspector General of Police on the matter calling for full investigations.
3. Two days ago, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AG) and Minister of Justice has ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest the culprits and conduct full investigation into the matter which he described as "dastardly", "criminal" and “constituted a grave violation of the victim’s fundamental right to the respect and dignity of her person.” According to the report, "the Attorney-General condemned the action of the Police high command in remaining silent on this incident that has attracted wide publicity and public condemnation."
We remain grateful to the public and the media for the coverage. Here, the Voice of America Hausa Service deserves a special mention for its extensive coverage.
I assure donors that their donation is safe. We will be making pubic whatever accrues into the account and the source, anonymous or known, from time to time. We hope readers will contribute generously whatever they can, big or small.
As a farmer struggling with life in rural Nigeria, I announce my donation of a young cow that will deliver many other cows and bulls for Maimuna on my farm, God willing. In addition, I also donate N50,000 ($325) cash.
"And whatever good you do God is aware of it."
Aliyu U. Tilde
Readers have been suggesting that Maimuna be tested for STD and HIV. I am glad to say that many sources have told me that she has been found negative on both, though further tests are required in later months to reconfirm the absence of HIV.