MEN of the Jigawa State Police Command have arrested the traditional ruler of Ya’u village in the Kargo area of Garki Local Government Area of the state for allegedly raping an eight- year-old primary school pupil.
Alhaji Abubakar Ya’u, 60 was the local village head and earlier this week was paraded at the state police command headquarters alongside three other rapists apprehended in different parts of Jigawa State. Abdu Jinjiri, the Jigawa State Police Command spokesperson said that the arrest of the village head followed a complaint lodged by the mother of the victim at the Garki Police Station that her daughter was abducted on her way to school and raped by Alhaji Ya’u.
He added: “Immediately after the receiving the complaint, the police swung in to action and arrested the village head and evidence has shown that the offence was committed. The command recorded 57 rape cases from January to June, 32 cases against the girl-child and 25 cases of sodomy against minors in the state and out of 32 rape cases, 28 were charged to court while 25 cases of sodomy was equally charged to court for prosecution.”
One Mohammed Abdullahi, 45, and Naziru Mohammed, 25, were also arrested for raping a 10-year-old girl at Gumel Local Government Area of the state, while 40-year-old Idris Abdul was apprehended for allegedly raping a nine-year-old in the Gandun Sarki area of Hadejia Local Government Area. Jigawa State Police Command has resolved to expose perpetrators in the media as a deterrent to others in the society.