The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Ali Lawan in Kirfi Local Government Area of the state for allegedly raping his 3-year-old daughter on January 9, 2022.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Ahmad Mohammed Wakil, on Saturday, said the suspect’s wife, Maryam Abdullahi, reported the incident to the Kirfi Divisional Police Headquarters on the same day.
He said “One Maryam Abdullahi aged 24yrs of Anguwar Doya, Kirfi L.G.A, Bauchi State, reported at Kirfi Divisional police Headquarters that on the same date that her husband one Ali Lawan, asked her to bring him a mat to lay down her daughter Hajara (not real name) aged 3yrs to sleep.
“Later, she came back to the room and met Hajara (not real name) laying down unconscious sweating and vomiting through her mouth, nose and her private part was swollen. On receipt of the report a team of detectives were drafted to the scene and the victim was rushed to the General Hospital Kirfi for immediate medical attention.
“Doctors certified her to have been raped. Suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court.”
In a related development, Wakil said within the winding week, the command also arrested suspected rapists, and kidnappers, recovered locally fabricated revolver with ammunitions and rescued kidnapped victims.
On the case of armed robbery and kidnapping, the statement said on the 10/01/2022 detectives of the command, acting on a credible information that some men armed with guns and other dangerous weapons stormed the house of one Abdulkarim Lawan of Gamu Village, Alkaleri LGA and kidnapped his son one Shuaibu Abdulkarim aged 15yrs of same address to an unknown destination.
“Upon receipt of that information, the detectives swung into action and investigation commenced in earnest where on the 13/01/2022 Joint Operation between police and vigilante group tracked down and arrested one Adamu Musa aged 27yrs of Sabon Garin Batal, Tafawa Balewa LGA and rescued the victim. The suspect Adamu Musa voluntarily confessed to the crime, and also mentioned seven others as accomplices now at large.
In a similar development, on the 11/01/2022, one Alhaji Ismail abubakar 45yrs of Gadar Maiwa Village via Ningi LGA reported at Ningi Police Station that on 04/01/2022 at about 1100hrs one Abdulrahman Isma’il 25yrs of same address kidnapped one Aminu Isma’il 5yrs old boy on his way coming back from school, the suspect demanded one million (1,000,000) as ransom.
“On receipt of the report, police detectives commenced discreet investigations into the matter leading to the arrest of the suspect in connection to the crime. During interrogation, the suspect Abdulrahman voluntarily confessed to have committed the offence. Investigation is still ongoing.”
Wakil said “One Ya’u Haruna aged 25yrs of Lim village Bununu, Tafawa Balewa L.G.A was arrested in possession of one locally fabricated revolver, with one live ammunition. During investigation, the suspect confessed to have, on 29/12/2021 conspired with three of his gang members, now at large, armed with gun stormed the house of one Musa Adamu aged 40yrs of Jambil, kidnapped him to unknown destination and demanded the sum of eight million naira (8,000,000) as ransom, the suspect was arrested in the process of collecting the ransom. Investigation is ongoing”
He said the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command Umar Mamman Sanda commended the feat of his officers and men and warns all criminal elements in the state and their allies who may be nursing an agenda that are inimical to the safety and security of the state, to desist from such act as the police in the state will not relent in mobilizing all resources at its disposal to confront and neutralize their criminal acts and tendencies.
The statement quoted the commissioner as that, “It is also gratifying to note that Bauchi state has been peaceful and secured. Pockets of criminal acts being exhibited by a few recalcitrant criminals are being checkmated while those arrested are made to face the full wrath of law”.
The Command pleads with the people of the state for more support, while encouraging them to explore to the fullest, the window of mutual cooperation provided by the re-invigorated concept of Community Policing aim at reducing crime to the barest