Police detain Tambuwal adviser’s son over rape video circulation

Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Police have detained the son of Hayatu Tafida the special adviser to Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal on social investment.

Baffa Tafida is being held for the circulation of a video in which he had sexual knowledge of a minor in 2017.

Sokoto police spokesman Abubakar Sadiq said Baffa was being “detained for further investigation.”

Baffa was alleged to have lured the victim to a hotel, drugged her and recorded himself having sexual knowledge of her.

It was learnt that he released the video in 2020 after the young woman’s bride price had been paid and a time fixed for her marriage.

He also sent the video to the victim’s husband-to-be.

Baffa was first arrested by the Sokoto State Hisbah Commission before the police took over.

Hisbah Commandant Adamu Kasarawa said Baffa and his alleged accomplices were arrested following a complaint by the victim’s mother over the video.