A young man identified as Samana Shua’ibu, age 20, has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl after threatening to stab her with a knife in Dini Village, Toro Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the news in a statement on Wednesday, September 23, Spokesman of the command, DSP Mohammad Wakil, said that the suspect sneaked into the bedroom of the victim’s mother through the window, threatened to stab the minor before raping her.
The statement reads:
“On 16th/09/2020 at about 0900hrs one Mohammed Sani alias Kawu Sani ‘m’ of Dini Village via Rahama ward Toro LGA Bauchi came to Toro Police Station and reported that on 15th/09/2020 at about 0130hrs one Samana Shua’ibu ‘m’ aged 20yrs of the same address trespassed into his house where he entered his wife’s room through the window and met his daughter by name Hadiza (not real name) ‘f’ aged 9yrs sleeping,” the statement reads.
“He threatened her with a knife not to shout or he kills her and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her without her consent. On receipt of the report, A team of Policemen WAS drafted to the scene. The victim was taken to General Hospital Toro for medical treatment, while the suspect escaped to an unknown destination,”
“Consequently, residents revealed that his family prevented the community to arrest the suspect as at the time of the incident. After a preliminary investigation, the suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime. The investigation is in progress after which suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.”