Two men identified as Kabiru Nuhu, 20, and Ado Auwal, 19, have been arrested for allegedly raping a mentally-challenged girl who happened to be their neighbour’s daughter in Azare town, Bauchi State.
According to a statement by the state’s police spokesperson, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the two men conspired and raped the 16-year-old girl in an uncompleted building.
The statement released on 1st Match reads;
“On 11/2021 at about 1600hr one Muhammad Abubakar aged 50yrs of Tatari Ali quarters Azare reported that on the same date at about 1500hrs, one Kabiru Nuhu aged 20yrs and Ado Auwal aged 19yrs of same address criminally conspired and had unlawful carnal knowledge of his mentally challenged daughter, one Hasiya (not real name) aged 16yrs in an uncompleted building.”
It was gathered that after the case was reported to the police, a team of detectives was drafted to the scene.
The victim was rushed to General Hospital Azare while the suspects were arrested.
During interrogation, the suspects made voluntary confessional statements admitting to having committed the offence.
The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation and prosecution.
The suspects will be charged to court once the investigation is over.