Two vigilante members nabbed for allegedly raping housewife


Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two members of a vigilante group for allegedly rapping a housewife at gun point in Ningi Local Government Area of the State.

Speaking through a press statement on Tuesday at the Command, the Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil said another 27-year-old man has been arrested for defiling a 3-year old girl in Jimbin Village of Ganjuwa Local Government.

Wakil said that the incidents happened on 24 and 25 of August, 2022.

The vigilante members, according to the PPRO, are Lawali Sule (30 years) Babangida Shehu (30 years) all of Dogon-ruwa village.

The PPRO added that, “On 25th August, 2022 at about 0200hrs, the two suspects who were all armed, conspired, stormed the house of one Alhaji Gare and broke into his wife’s room, one Hadiza Alhaji (not real name). They asked for her husband’s whereabouts but he was not at home. Thereafter, they threatened her with dane-guns with the view to have carnal knowledge of her. She succumbed out of fear.”

Wakil also said that one Mato Yohannah, 27 years of Jimbin Village, Ganjuwa LGA was arrested by the detectives of Ganjuwa Divisional headquarters after he had carnal knowledge of a-3-year old of the same village.

He said that all the three suspects confessed to have committed the crimes after grilling.

He said that the Command would be charging them to court for prosecution.

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