The Nasarawa State Police Command has apprehended one Mr. Adamu Sani for allegedly raping two of his nieces, aged 10 and 4, in the Karu Local Government Area of the state.
DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, made the disclosure during a press conference held in Lafia on Friday.
The announcement was made while parading 29 suspected criminals apprehended for various crimes across the 13 local government areas of the state.
Ramhan explained that the arrest was carried out after the Mararaba ‘B; Division received a complaint about the rape of two minors.
“Recently, a complaint was lodged at Mararaba ‘B’ Division, detailing a harrowing incident where two young girls aged Ten (10) and Four (4) years were allegedly raped by their Uncle.
“The girls were left in the custody of Mr. Adamu Sani, the younger brother of the complainant, while their parents were out trying to make ends meet. The perpetrator warned them not to inform their parents about the assault.
“In response to the complaint, Police operatives swiftly swung into action, apprehending the suspect. The investigation into this distressing matter is currently ongoing.”
Nansel, while parading other suspected criminals, disclosed the arrest of two other suspected rapists who allegedly raped an 8-year-old girl in an uncompleted building in the Akwanga LGA of the state.
He added that their arrest was possible due to painstaking efforts by officers of the Command.
“On 05/09/2023 at about 3 pm, a complaint was lodged at Akwanga Division that, the duo of Abdullahi Ibrahim and Muhtari Abdullahi conspired and lured an 8 years old girl into an uncompleted building where they took turns to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“Reacting to the unsavory development, Police operatives immediately launched a manhunt for the suspects and got them arrested. They have confessed to the crime.”
The Police spokesman warned all criminal elements in the state to leave without further delay, adding that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded at the State Criminal Investigation Department.