Man, 77, rapes 12-year-old girl in Gombe

Gombe State Police Command has arrested a 77-year-old man, Abubakar for allegedly raping a 12-year-old-girl. Abubakar was said to have been caught in the act recently. He was said to have lured the minor to the premises of an organisation where he works as a security guard.

It was gathered that the girl’s relations trailed her to a room within the premises, where Jauro committed the act. The irate youth, who gathered at the scene, would have set the office ablaze but for the timely intervention of the police, who were invited to the scene by the North East zonal correspondent of the organisation.

Defending his action, Jauro was alleged to have said that he invited the girl to his duty post to give her empty table water containers as she requested. However, a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mary Obed Malum, said the command also smashed a cell of armed robbers allegedly terrorising Bojude, Ashaka, Nafada and Dukku communities.

Mallum gave the names of the robbery suspects as Musa alias Sarki, Gidado, Bappah and Bello. According to the statement, two locally made pistols, one iron rod and an axe were recovered from them. “Equally, the command arrested a notorious kidnapper, one Umaru, who has been on the police wanted list in Adamawa, Kaduna, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara states,” the statement added.

Items recovered from the kidnapper included two machetes and a SIM card, which he used to threaten his victims. The PPRO commended the public for heeding the call by the newly appointed Commissioner of Police in the state, Shina Tairu Olukolu, to collaborate and support the command with genuine information.

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