The Bauchi State Police Command has nabbed two 50-year-old men alongside five others for raping a 12-year-old girl in the state.
The command stated that the suspects confessed to the crime.
This was contained in a statement on Friday signed by the spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil.
According to Wakil, the suspects confessed to luring the girl with monetary gifts raging from N100 to N200.
Wakil added that the case was referred from the Lower sharia court, Yayu town Chinade district of Katagum Local Government Area of the State.
He explained that a discreet investigation was launched on the allegation that the 12-year-old girl was raped on different occasions by the suspects.
"A discreet investigation was conducted by the Gender Unit attached to SCID Bauchi State Police Command," Wakil added.
"However, the investigation pointed to the following suspects, namely; Mustapha kawu ‘m’ aged 40yrs, Abubakar Bello ‘m’ 50yrs, Idriss Yakubu ‘m’ aged 40yrs, Nasiru Dalhatu ‘m’ aged 40yrs, Idris Sarkin Ruwa ‘m’ aged 50yrs, Abubakar Jallaba ‘m’ aged 37yrs, Mustapha Kawu ‘m’ aged 40yrs all of Yayu village, Katagum LGA."
"The suspects confessed to have on different occasions enticed the little girl with monetary gifts ranging from N100 to N200 naira and have canal knowledge of her.
"During the interrogation, all the suspects confessed to have had canal knowledge of the underage victim," the statement reads partly.
The state's Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan directed that the suspects be taken to court to face the full wrath of the law.
He further assured that justice would be served in the case.
"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.
"During the investigation, the detectives of the Command uncovered all facts and point to establish a prima-facie case against the accused persons respectively," the statement added.
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