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Police arrest 9 over alleged rape, theft


CUFFThe Kaduna State Police Command on Friday said that it arrested five suspected rapists and four other persons for alleged criminal conspiracy, theft and vandalism.

Mr Zubairu Abubakar, the command’s spokesman told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the rape suspects carried out the act in Rigasa area of Kaduna metropolis.

He said the suspects were arrested on Aug. 19 following complaints by the victim’s parents.

“Among the suspects, two of them raped a 13-year-old girl, while three others raped a 20-year-old girl. Two other suspects involved in the act are at large.

“ The victims were taken to Rigasa General Hospital and the medical reports have confirmed that they were raped,’’ he said.

Zubaira said the other four suspects were arrested for criminal conspiracy, vandalism and theft.

He said that the Regional Manager of Forlknox, Mr Musa Usman, had lodged a complaint with the police on Aug. 13, that some unknown persons were vandalising the company’s property.

“After the complaint, the police took immediate action and arrested the four suspects with five 4KVA generators belonging to the company,’’ Zubairu said.

The command’s spokesman said all the nine suspects will be arraigned in court.

Zubairu further sought for cooperation from the general public to rid the state of criminals.

He, however, advised the public to be more security conscious and report any unusual movement to the nearest police station.

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