Kaduna - The Kaduna State Police Command
on Friday said that it arrested five suspected rapists and four other persons
for alleged criminal conspiracy, theft and vandalism.
Mr Zubairu Abubakar, the command's spokesman told the News
Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the rape suspects carried out the act in
Rigasa area of Kaduna metropolis.
He said the suspects were arrested on Aug. 19 following
complaints by the victim’s parents.
"Among the suspects, two of them raped a 13-year-old girl,
while three others raped a 20-year-old girl. Two other suspects involved in the
act are at large.
"The victims were taken to Rigasa General Hospital and the
medical reports have confirmed that they were raped,’’ he said.
Zubaira said the other four suspects were arrested for
criminal conspiracy, vandalism and theft.
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He said that the Regional Manager of Forlknox, Mr Musa
Usman, had lodged a complaint with the police on Aug. 13, that some unknown
persons were vandalising the company's property.
"After the complaint, the police took immediate action and
arrested the four suspects with five 4KVA generators belonging to the
company,’’ Zubairu said.
The command's spokesman said all the nine suspects will be
arraigned in court.
Zubairu further sought for cooperation from the general
public to rid the state of criminals.
He, however, advised the public to be more security
conscious and report any unusual movement to the nearest police