14-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped For One Month
A 14 year old girl was allegedly gang raped by four men who held her captive for one month,the Bauchi State Police Command said.
The incident is among the numerous rape cases recorded in the State.
The Police Command Tuesday gave details of the several incidences of rape in the state while suspects were paraded in the state capital.
The records released by the spokesman of Bauchi Police Command, Ahmed Wakil, revealed how some children were violated by their parents, neighbours and strangers.
The first set of suspects paraded comprised of four men who held a 14-year-old girl hostage for one month during which they repeatedly raped her.
The men who allegedly raped the 14 year-old are: Usman Adamu, 20, Adamu Muhammad, 21, Nura Musa, 20, and Khalid Abdullahi now at large, all from the Nasarawa area in Misau town in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi state.
The 14-year-old is currently undergoing medical examination at the General Hospital in Misau.
It was gathered that the four men have confessed to the crime and are undergoing investigation ahead of being arraigned in court.
Also, three men were accused of repeatedly gang-raping a nine-year-old girl inside a public toilet at a market in Gamawa Local Government Area of the state.
They are: Abdullahi Adamu, 25, Abdullahi Abubakar 23, and Auwalu Haruna, 22- who all confessed upon arrest.
In another incident, 25-year-old Haruna Musa was arrested for luring a 13-year-old with egg and mango into his tailoring shop where he raped her in April 2020.
The suspected rapist was not arrested until a medical examination revealed that the 13-year-old is already five months pregnant.
Mustapha Usman, 32, conspired with his friend, Dahiru Aliyu, to rape Mustapha’s sister in a car.
The police also paraded a 46-year-old Umar Mohammed in Azare town of Bauchi State who used N50 note to lure his mentally ill 15-year-old daughter into her mother’s room where he raped her.
In a similar incident, Ibrahim Mohammed, 45, lured the 11-year-old son of his neighbour and sexually assaulted the boy.
Four other suspects were arrested for the rape of two sisters, after the girl’s mother, reported to the police.
Bauchi Police Command also arrested 41-year-old Musa Mohammad who raped a seven-year-old neighbour and one Aminu Muhammed who raped a six-year-old in an uncompleted building.
The rape cases have elicited public outcry especially from mothers, human rights groups, and religious leaders, who called for urgent action to tame the trend.
Mothers of some of the victims of rape in Bauchi have also called for urgent intervention of government, saying there was the need for the establishment of mobile courts to try perpetrators.