The Police Command in Bauchi State has arrested six men for raping a 12-year-old girl in Katagum Local Government Area of the state.
The Spokesperson of the police command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the suspects, aged 40 and 50, confessed to have had carnal knowledge of the minor after luring her with monetary gifts ranging from N100 to N200.
A discreet investigation was conducted by the Gender Unit attached to SCID Bauchi state Police Command. “However, the investigation pointed to the following suspects, namely; Mustapha kawu,40,Abubakar Bello, 50, Idriss Yakubu, 40, Nasiru Dalhatu, 40, Idris Sarkin Ruwa,50, Abubakar Jallaba, and Mustapha Kawu,40, all of Yayu village, Katagum LGA,”
During the interrogation, all the suspects confessed to have had carnal knowledge of the underage victim, “It is pertinent for members of the public to know that Rape is a capital offence and also against humanity and good conscience. Section 283 of the penal code, Section 1(2a-c) of the VAPP ACT of Bauchi state prescribes the punishment for Rape”.
The detectives of the Command during the investigation, uncovered all facts and points to establish a prima-facie case against the accused persons respectively.
The Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan directed that the suspects be charged to court to face the full wrath of the law as justice will be served to the accused, the victim and the society at large.”
Writing by Fany Olumoye; editing by Julian Osamoto