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Six arrested for ‘defiling minors’ in Kebbi

Six arrested for ‘defiling minors’ in Kebbi
August 30
12:39 2023

The Kebbi police command says six persons have been arrested over alleged rape of minors in the state.

Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Samuel Musa, commissioner of police in the state, said the suspects tricked a 16-year-old girl into their houses and separately defiled her.

Musa said one Ahmed Muhammed of Koko-Besse LGA had reported his daughter missing on August 17.

He said a 10-year-old girl was also sexually abused by one Saidu Sani connected to the first incident on August 18.

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“On Aug. 17 at about 1:00 p.m., one Ahmed Muhammed of Koko town in Koko-Besse local government area (LGA) reported that his 16-year-old daughter, left home to an unknown destination,” NAN quoted Musa as saying.

“During investigation she was traced to somewhere in Koko town and she revealed that five persons had had carnal knowledge of her.

“She disclosed that one Suleiman Abubakar, Yunusa Garba, Suleiman Hamza, Yahaya Abubakar and Shamsudden Muhammed of the same address lured her to their houses on different occasions and had sexual intercourse with her

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“The suspects have been apprehended and will be charged to court on conclusion of investigation.

“On Aug. 21 at about 9p.m., one Yusha’u Adamu of Aleiro town reported that on Aug. 18 at about 6:p.m., his 10-year-old niece was defiled by one Saidu Sani of the same address.

“After having carnal knowledge of the victim, he threatened to kill her if she dare reveal the secret.

“Also, on July 24 at about 10a.m., acting on intelligence, one Hauwa Suleiman of Babbar Dogo Village in Maru LGA of Zamfara was arrested in possession of 566 rounds of 7.62x39mm live ammunition.”

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The commissioner urged residents to be at alert and report any suspicious activity to the police or other security agencies.

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