67-year-old man defiles two teenagers in Bauchi, offers them N500

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Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 67-year-old man, Bala Mohammed, for allegedly raping two girls after luring them into his room with money.

The rape incident was said to have been reported at the A’ Divisional Police Headquarters in June 22, 2024, by the fathers of the girls.

They reported that Mohammed lured their daughters, 17-year-old Safiya (not real name) and 16-year-old (not real name) of the same address into his room and had carnal knowledge of them.

Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil revealed in a statement made available to journalists on Friday that during interrogation, the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and corroborated the victims’ statements.

He added that the victims further revealed that the suspect had carnal knowledge of them each, up to five times, and thereafter gave them N500 each.

According to the statement ”investigation is still ongoing, and the suspect will be profiled and charged to court once it is completed.”

In a related development, another suspect, one Suleiman Musa, aged 28, was arrested by the police for allegedly luring one Amina (not real name) aged 9, into his room while she was on errand before he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her without her consent.

The mother of the victim, one Hajiya (not real name) was said to have reported the rape incident at A’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Bauchi, on July 4, 2024, same date her daughter was allegedly raped by the suspect.

Wakil revealed that during interrogation, the suspect freely confessed to have committed the crime, adding that investigation was still ongoing, after which the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution for the established offence.

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