Bauchi State Police command has arrested one Umar Mohammed “alias Wulas a 46-year-old father of Odoji quarters, Azare”, who was reported to have defiled his 15-year-old daughter.
The police in a statement said the suspect “lured her with fifty naira (N50.00k), removed her cloth and had carnal knowledge of her in her mother’s room.”
The statement said the suspect had since confessed to committing the crime as investigation was still ongoing after which the suspect “will be charged to court for prosecution as soon as possible.”
A press statement signed by DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the state police spokesman said other 19 suspected rapists were arrested by the command on gender-based violence related crimes.
The statement said the suspects were in six local government areas of the state.
DSP Wakil citing other suspects in the statement said “On 9/08/2020, a report was received at Misau Police Station that one Usman Adamu ‘m’ of Nasarawa area Misau 20yrs criminally conspired with Adamu Muhammad 21yrs, Nura Musa 20yrs and Khalid Abdullahi now at large all males of Nasarawa area abducted Halima (not real name), a 14-year-old at Hardawa area and kept her in a house located at the same Nasarawa area for almost a month.
“All suspects mentioned above had canal knowledge of her, and upon getting tip off, a team of detectives drafted to the scene rushed the victim to General Hospital Misau for medical examination”, the statement read in part.
The statement said a medical examination had confirmed that the victim was serially raped by her captors.
Citing another incident in Toro, the statement said revealed how one Hussein Adamu raped a mentally retarded woman of Badikko who was “receiving treatment based on her psychiatric problem.”
The statement said the suspect demanded the sum of 10,000 from the mentally derailed woman, who he later raped for failing to offer him the requested money.
The police said the suspect had confessed to committing the crime and would soon be charged to court.
Wakil in the statement called on the general public to continue to cooperate with the police in order to fish out such suspected criminals.