The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two men, Haruna Abdullahi, 39, and Dauda Muhammed, 35, for gang raping a 13-year-old girl in Lafia.
Public Relations Officer of the command, DSC Jerry Victor made the disclosure while parading the suspects at the State Headquarters of the corps in Lafia on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
According to the spokesperson, one of the suspects, Dauda Muhammed is a friend to the victim’s father.
“The suspects were arrested in different locations in Lafia. The suspects Haruna Abdullahi 39yrs m’ who hails from Tudun Kofa in Lafia and Dauda Muhammed 35yrs m’ who hails from Dawakin local government area of Kano state but resides in Tudun Kofa, Lafia Nasarawa state, confessed to have raped Ramatu Dahiru, 13 year old at his house, in Tudun Kofa Lafia,” he stated.
“It is disheartening to know that the suspect, Dauda Muhammed is a friend to the victim’s father.” he added.
The victim, Ramatu told newsmen that her father’s friend called her to his house and she went to him thinking he wanted to send her on an errand.
DSC Victor said the suspects will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution.
Meanwhile, the State Commandant, Abbas Bappa Muhammed, called on parents and guardians to be vigilant about their children and wards.