One-year-Old Baby Raped, Murdered
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that One-year-Old Baby Raped, Murdered
The police command in Bauchi has commenced investigations into the rape of an 18-month-old baby and the murder of a 13-year-old girl.
On Saturday, a statement by the police spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, said a 59-year-old man was arrested for the rape.
The statement added that two suspects were also arrested for allegedly conspiring to kill the 13-year-old girl.
Mr Wakil explained that the baby’s mother, Nenkat Danladi, reported the rape to the Yelwa police station on August 8. The mother told the police that she met the suspect on her bed with her daughter at about 11:30 p.m.
“After about 30 minutes, the nominal complainant discovered that the private part of her daughter was oozing blood. A team of personnel led by DPO Yelwa rushed the victim to ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical examination. The suspect was arrested, and an investigation has commenced in earnest,” he said.
On the 13-year-old girl who was found dead and her corpse burnt, the command spokesman said her father, Danladi Mohammed of Mai’ari Arewa village, reported her disappearance to the Divisional Police Headquarters Alkaleri on August 4.
Mr Wakil further stated that the complainant also mentioned two people suspected might have a hand in the girl’s disappearance. He said the suspects were arrested and allegedly confessed to the crime.
According to the police, the principal suspect confessed that the missing girl was his girlfriend and was four-month pregnant.
The police spokesperson also mentioned that the suspect further revealed that he conspired with the mother of the missing girl and his accomplice and took the victim to Gombe to procure an abortion.
The police officer also disclosed that while in Gombe, a 50-year-old woman living in the Jekada Fari area gave the teenage girl some substances to take to abort the pregnancy.
“Eventually, on their way to Mai’ari village along Akko LGA Gombe state, the two aforementioned suspects strangulated the victim. Consequently, the victim fell unconscious and gave up the ghost. In the same vein, burnt the body of the victim beyond recognition and buried her in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in Akko LGA, Gombe state,” stated the police.
The statement added, “On the strength of that, preliminary investigation commenced, the scene was visited by DPO Alkaleri, who evacuated the victim to General Hospital Alkaleri, where she was certified dead by a medical doctor.”
Mr Wakil said police commissioner Umar Sanda had directed that the two cases be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a thorough investigation.