Yobe Police arrest man for allegedly abducting, impregnating 20-year-old lady


Yobe State Police Command has arrested Mallam Auwalu Haruna, a self-proclaimed marabout, for alleged abduction and impregnation of a 20-year-old lady.

According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, the police recorded 34 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and related crimes between January and June 2024, with 85% currently undergoing trial and a few convictions secured.

He stated that the latest incident came to light when the Tarmuwa Divisional Police Headquarters received a complaint from Alhaji Mohammed Kellu that his daughter had been abducted by Mallam Auwalu Haruna on June 6, 2024.

Following a thorough search, the victim was found in the suspect’s custody in Anguwan Arewa, Gaya LGA, Kano State.

A medical examination revealed that she was two months pregnant.

The victim disclosed that she was coerced into drinking a medicinal concoction, which rendered her unconscious and vulnerable to the perpetrator’s actions.

He added that the State CID has launched an investigation into the incident

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