Five persons have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl in Bauchi State. This just as a 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly luring a 13-year-old boy and forcefully having anal sex with him.
The Bauchi State Police Command disclosed the foregoing in a statement on Saturday signed by its Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Deputy Superintendent of Police.
He said, “On September 22, 2020, at about 11am, a team of policemen drafted to Udubo village in Gamawa Local Government Area 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 by giving her N200 and N500.
“When interrogated, all the suspects confessed to the crime. The victim has been taken to General Hospital, Gamawa for medical attention.”
He said Sagir Ahmed is one of the wanted suspects for a rape case.
Wakil added, “On September 23, 2020 about 1pm, one Usman Ahmed, male, aged 46 years of Unguwan Doya Gombe Road, Bauchi, reported at ‘A’ Divisional Headquarters, Bauchi that, on the same date at about 11am, one Yusuf Yakubu, Male, (28) of Bayan Ganuwa, Yakubu Wanka Gombe road, Bauchi, lured his 13-year-old son by name Salisu (not real name ) to his house situated at Bayan Ganuwa area and forcefully had anal sex with him.
“Upon receipt of the report, a team of policemen were drafted to the scene and the victim was taken to the General Hospital, Bauchi for medical treatment.
Wakil further said the suspects confessed to the crimes and they would be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta, called on the people of the state to continue providing vital information that would help the police to rid the state of criminal acts.