The Suspect, Samana Shua’ibu
A 20-year-old boy, Samana Shua’ibu, has been arrested by the police in Bauchi State, for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl after threatening to stab her with a knife in Dini Village, Toro local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, who lives in the same compound as the family of the victim, was arrested after the victim’s father, Mohammed Sani, reported the incident to the police.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Mohammad Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 23, said the suspect allegedly sneaked into the bedroom of the victim’s mother through the window, threatened to stab the minor before raping her.
"On 16th/09/2020 at about 0900hrs one Mohammed Sani alias Kawu Sani ‘m’ of Dini Village via Rahama ward Toro LGA Bauchi came to Toro Police Station and reported that on 15th/09/2020 at about 0130hrs one Samana Shua'ibu 'm' aged 20yrs of the same address trespassed into his house where he entered his wife’s room through the window and met his daughter by name Hadiza (not real name) 'f' aged 9yrs sleeping," the statement reads.
"He threatened her with a knife not to shout or he kill her and forcefully had unlawful canal knowledge of her without her consent. On receipt of the report, A team of Policemen WAS drafted to the scene. The victim was taken to General Hospital Toro for medical treatment, while the suspect escaped to unknown destination,"
"Consequently, residents revealed that his family prevented the community to arrest the suspect as at the time of the incident. After preliminary investigation the suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime. Investigation is in progress after which suspect will be charge to court for prosecution."
The victim has been taken to General Hospital, Toro, for medical treatment, while the suspect has confessed to the crime.