The operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested two vigilantes for raping a housewife in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, made this known via a statement issued on Wednesday.
Wakil identified the arrested vigilantes as Lawali Sule, aged 30; and Babangida Shehu, aged 30.
He added: “On 25th August, 2022, at about 0200hrs the two suspects conspired among themselves and stormed the house of one Alhaji Gare, all armed with Dane-gun broke into his wife’s room one Hadiza Alhaji (not real name) and asked her husband we’re about, but he was not at home.
“Thereafter they threatened her with a gun with the view to have canal knowledge of her and she succumbed out of fear.
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“A discreet investigation commenced in earnest, the victim was evacuated to the general hospital Ningi for medical examination and confirmed the penetration.
“During the investigation, the suspects voluntary confessed to the crime and some exhibits items were recovered from the suspects include two Dane-guns.
“In another development on 24 August, 2022, at about 1100rs one Mato Yohannah ‘m’ 27yrs of Jimbin Village, Ganjuwa LGA was arrested by the detectives of Ganjuwa Divisional headquarters after he had canal knowledge with one (Sara Ezra), not real name ‘f’ 3yrs old of Jimbin village, Ganjuwa LGA.
“During the investigation, the suspect confessed to having raped minors for the second time.”
The police spokesperson noted that the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police has directed that the suspects be charged to court for prosecution.
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