Poly students allegedly gang-rape colleagues in Ekiti
NSCDC official nabbed for allegedly defiling seven-year-old girl in Zamfara
Operatives of the Ekiti State police command have arrested a student of the Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, for allegedly raping colleagues (names withheld). The Commissioner of Police in the state, Amba Asuquo, told newsmen at the weekend that the suspect, Joseph Emmanuel, aged 23, alongside his fleeing colleague, Alabi Doyin, committed the crime at about 9:15 p.m. on December 9. He said the suspects allegedly accosted the two students with dangerous weapons and led them to an abandoned building located in Ondo community where they had canal knowledge of their female counterparts.
According to Asuquo, “the arrested suspect, along with one Alabi Doyin, now at large, both students of Crown Polytechnic, Odo, via Ado-Ekiti, allegedly intercepted the complainants who are also students of the same institution and at gunpoint forcefully whisked them away to an abandoned apartment at Alado Villa in Ondo community, where they gang-raped the victims without their consent.”
The CP added that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigations, saying that efforts have been put in place to arrest the fleeing suspect. Asuquo advised students in tertiary institutions to remain focused and be committed to their studies rather than involving in vices that could truncate their careers.
Meanwhile, a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Sani Yahaya, has been arrested for allegedly having a carnal knowledge of a seven-year-old girl.The NSCDC official was apprehended by his colleagues after a complaint was lodged against him by the family of the girl, who reported the matter at the NSCDC office in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.
According to the father of the girl, the NSCDC official lured his daughter with fruits into a vacant house at Samaru area, Gusau where Yahaya was posted as a security guard and allegedly defiled the girl. “Our daughter was sent on an errand by her mother close to the house where Yahaya was posted to,” he said. “As she was passing along the road, he asked her to come into the house to collect fruits. That was how he got the girl and forcefully defiled her,” the father lamented.
Continuing, the father said the girl was crying bitterly in the house, which attracted the attention of passersby who immediately barged into the room to know what was happening. He explained that immediately he got the information that his daughter was raped, he reported the case at the headquarters of the NSCDC and Yahaya was immediately arrested by his colleagues.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the command in the state, Mr. Aminu Maru, confirmed Yahaha’s arrest and said investigation was still ongoing.The NSCDC spokesman said the suspect made a confessional statement saying after dragging her into the room, he started to have romance with the girl and reached climax while romancing the girl without penetrating her private part.The NSCDC PRO noted that the suspect would be arraigned in court if the doctor confirms that the girl was actually raped and defiled. He wondered why a man in custody of the law would be misconducting himself in such a manner, stressing that the action was very disheartening and an embarrassment to the NSCDC as a whole.