Two Primary school teachers in Dutsen Tanshi area of Bauchi have been arrested by the Police for raping six-year-old pupil.
The was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi state Command, Garba Umar while giving the scorecard of the command in stemming the tide of kidnapping, rape and armed robbery at a Press Conference in his office on Thursday, in Bauchi.
He said the suspects, Sani Abubakar, 39, and Usman Hassan, 33, both of Dutsen Tanshi, were arrested on March 8th, 2017 at about 9:00 am for having carnal knowledge of the minor.
Umar said, “The suspects lured a six-year-old girl and had unlawful carnal knowledge with her at a Primary School in Dutsen Tanshi.
“Unfortunately, two of the suspects are the victim’s teachers at the same Primary School.’’
Similarly, Police detectives attached to Burra Division, on 12th March, 2017, arrested a 20-year-old man of Magani Ward in Burra town in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State for raping his 4-year-old relative.
CP Garba Umar said the victim was rushed to the Burra General Hospital for medical examination.
He said the Command also arrested three suspected kidnappers for kidnapping-related offences in Ganjuwa local government are of Bauchi State.
Umar informed newsmen that on 13 March 2017, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to command anti-kidnapping unit, arrested two hoodlums, Umar Yusuf, Male, 30, of Jibin village in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State and Mustapha Abbas, Male, 25, of the same address.
He said, “The suspects conspired and stormed the residence of one Ahmadu Dadin of Jibin village with offensive weapons, beat him and his family members and demanded a ransom of N500, 000.00, or they will come back and kidnap his entire family members.
He said, “Discreet investigation led to the arrest of the syndicate and they have all confessed to the crime. Suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.’’
The Police Boss said several incriminating items were recovered from them.
He further said that the Command’s anti-kidnapping unit, on 12th March 2017, arrested Abubakar Mohammed, male 33 of Baya in Ganjuwa LGA of the state.
According to him, the suspect conspired with two others now at large and kidnapped one Alhaji Yahaya Rabiu, male, 40, of Baya village and took him to Buzum forest in Ganjuwa LGA.
He said, “Hostage was released after paying a ransom of N700, 000.00.”
Umar said the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and would be charged to court after the investigation is concluded.
( Punch Nigeria )