Police in Kebbi says it has arested one Zayyanu Abubakar, alias Chinnaka, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Wasagu, Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area of the state.
The Command's spokesperson, SP Nafi’u Abubakar in a statement he issued in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday said the police received the rape complaint on January 7 at about 4:00 p.m.
The girl's father reported the matter to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Wasagu.
Abubakar said that the complaint informed the police that the suspect, who lives in Masallaci area of Wasagu, had at about 1:00 p.m, allegedly raped his daughter, aged eight.
He said the father alleged that the suspect took the girl into an uncompleted building, threatened to kill her with a knife, ate her fried grasshopper worth N2,500 and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.
The police spokesman said the suspect had been arrested and transferred to Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.
Meanwhile, the command has arrested four suspects who allegedly kidnapped a 12-year-old girl.
“On January 11, 2023, at about 0200hrs, a gang of kidnappers invaded the residence of one Alhaji Muhammadu Jabbi of Nameri Fulani settlement, Suru LGA and kidnapped his daughter, one Aisha Muhammadu, aged 12 years to the forest.
“On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Dakingari immediately responded, pursued the kidnappers and succeeded in rescuing the victim unhurt,” he stated.
He said that subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the four suspects.
The command spokesman gave the names of the suspected kidnappers as: Majo Julli, 20, and Ibrahim Hussaini, 20, both of Ngaski LGA, as well as Babuga Boyi, 19, of Tsamiya village and Buyo Tukkuwo, 18, of Sabongarin Tsamiya village, Bagudo LGA.
Abubakar alleged that in the course of investigation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime.
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