Police arrest 11 suspects for allegedly raping 12-year-old

The Jigawa Police Command has detained 11 suspects for allegedly raping a girl aged 12 (name withheld).

Command spokesman Abdu Jinjiri, reported the arrest in Dutse on Sunday.

Mr Jinjiri said the suspects (names withheld) were arrested on 30 May in the state’s Dutse Local Government Area.

He clarified that the suspects were arrested after a report was received by police that one of the suspects, aged 57 of Ma’ai village, was seen at Dutse LGA’s Limawa market trying to lure the victim.

“A case of rape is being investigated at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Dutse, sequel to a report received by the Police that a 57-year-old man of Ma’ai village, Dutse LGA was seen at Limawa market trying to lure a 12-year-old girl of the same address, to a seclusion so as to have sexual intercourse with her,” he said.

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Mr Jinjiri added that the victim mentioned names of 11 men who had sexual intercourse with her on several occasions during the course of the questioning.

“And to this end, the police arrested the listed suspects,” Mr Jinjiri said, adding that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.

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