Friday, August 21

Police arrest nine over alleged rape, theft

The Kaduna State Police Command on Friday said it arrested five suspected rapists and four other persons for alleged criminal conspiracy, theft and vandalism.

Mr. Zubairu Abubakar, the command's spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the rape suspects carried out the act in Rigasa area of Kaduna metropolis.

He said the suspects were arrested on August 19, following complaints by the victim's parents.

"Among the suspects, were two who raped a 13-year-old girl, while three others raped a 20-year-old girl. Two other suspects involved in the act are at large.

"The victims were taken to Rigasa General Hospital and the medical reports have confirmed that they were raped,'' he said.

Zubaira said the other four suspects were arrested for criminal conspiracy, vandalism and theft.

He said the Regional Manager of Forlknox, Mr. Musa Usman, had lodged a complaint with the police on August 13, that some unknown persons were vandalising the company's property.

"After the complaint, the police took immediate action and arrested the four suspects with five 4KVA generators belonging to the company,'' Zubairu said.

The command's spokesman said all the nine suspects will be arraigned in court.

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