It was around 8:30am when some labourers who were working at a construction site building in New Mile 3 (mil uku sabuwa) in Gombe metropolis heard a scream.

At first, they were confused because they were sure they were the only ones on site at that point in time.

They traced the scream and what they saw made their eyes almost bulge out.

They caught a man raping a three-year-old girl in the bathroom of a building in New Mile 3 (mil uku sabuwa) in Gombe metropolis.

The suspect identified as Ilya Wiliom was said to have lured the victim into the house with sweet.

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The father of the victim Habiba Ibrahim said the act has left the entire family in shock.

Ibrahim said, "I cannot charge the man to court on my own, I need human right group to help me and my family get justice for our daughter".

“The police took us to hospital for medical examination and later transferred the case to CID unit of the police for further investigation,'' Ibrahim added.

Confirming the incident, Public Relation Officer of Gombe State Police Command DSP Mary Obet said the police have arrested the suspect and investigation is ongoing while they await the medical report.