The Jigawa State Police Command said over the last three weeks, it has charged 53 people to court over rape and sodomy highlighting the spate of the crimes in the state.
One of the suspects charged to court was 40-year-old Idris Abdu, who was reported at the Hadejia Police Station to have taken a nine-year-old girl to his room and raped her. The suspect later confessed to the crime.
The State Commissioner of Police, Henry Fadairo, told journalists in Dutse, the state capital, in another case reported at the Gumel Police Station, the police were shocked when the father of the victim gave details of what happened to his 10-year-old daughter.
“The father of the 10-year-old girl reported at the Gumel Police Station that he saw his daughter holding some money. When he asked how she got the money, the girl said that one Mohammed Abdullahi, a 40-year-old man, took her to his room and raped her after which he gave her money.
August 20, Punch