Five persons have been arrested for gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in Bauchi.
The Bauchi State Police Command said this in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, and made available to journalists in the state on Saturday.
He said, “On the 22nd September 2020 about 11 am, a team of Policemen drafted to Udubo village in Gamawa L.G.A of Bauchi, arrested the following suspects namely; Sagir Ahmed, Male, (22), Muhammed Tukur, Male, (24), Haruna Babayo, (32), Musa Dahiru, Male, (30) and Bappah Garba, Male, (24), of Unguwar Baba and Unguwar Chadi Gamawa, which have been raping one Hauwa (not real name), female, (14) of the same address at different times and occasions by giving her N200 and N500.
“When interrogated, all the suspects confessed to the crime. While the victim was taken to General Hospital Gamawa for medical attention.”
He said that the said Sagir Ahmed mentioned above is one of the wanted suspects for the case of rape.
An investigation is in progress, he added, after which the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
Wakil also mentioned that a 28-year old man was arrested for allegedly luring a 13-year-old boy and forcefully had anal sexual intercourse with him.
Wakil added that, “On 23rd September 2020 about 1 pm, one Usman Ahmed, Male aged 46yrs of Unguwan Doya Gombe Road, Bauchi, reported at ‘A’ Divisional Headquarters Bauchi that on the same date about 11 am, one Yusuf Yakubu, Male, (28) of Bayan Ganuwa, Yakubu Wanka Gombe Road Bauchi, lured his son by name Salisu (not real name) (13) to his house situated at Bayan Ganuwa area and forcefully had anal sexual intercourse with him.
“Upon receipt of the report, a team of Policemen was drafted to the scene and the victim was taken to the General Hospital Bauchi for medical treatment.
“All suspects arrested confessed to the crime. An investigation is in progress after which the suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.”