The arrested suspects
Three suspects, Babangida Buba, 35, Kamisu Garba, 27, and Yahaya Babayo,30, in connection with the gangr*pe of a 12-year-old girl in Jalam town, Dambam Local Government Area of Bauchi state have been arrested by the police.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, May 25, 2023, said the suspects confessed to the crime during interrogation and will be charged to court for prosecution.
According to the PPRO, the minor was hawking Soyabean Tofu when the suspects lured her to the outskirts of a market and took turns to r*pe her.
“On 18/05/2023 at about 1200hrs a distress call was received from a Medical Doctor serving in General Hospital Dambam disclosed that on the same date at about 1130hrs, one (Hafsat Habu) not real name ’f’ Age 12yrs of Jalam town Dambam L.G.A in a accompany of her father named Buba Usman ‘m’ of same address came to the Hospital for medical attention of the said Hafsat Habu. It was discovered that the girl was r*ped based on medical examination,” the statement read.
“On receiving the information, a team of detectives led by Divisional Police Officer(DPO)Dambam visited the hospital and launched Discreet investigation on the matter.
“Consequently, investigation revealed that on 17/05/2023 at about 1200hrs the victim while hawking tofu (awara) at Dambam market was lured by a group of three persons to the outskirts of the market and forcefully had unlawful canal knowledge of her,”
Investigation was extended, which led to the arrest of the following suspects; Babangida Buba ‘m’ age 35yrs of Rugan Waziri Dambam L.G.A, Kamisu Garba ‘m’ age 27yrs of Dambam town, Dambam LGA and Yahaya Babayo ‘m’ age 30yrs of Busuri village Katagum LGA.
“During interrogation, all the suspects confessed to the crime. The investigation is ongoing, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.”
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