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Police arrest 11 suspects for alleged rape of 12-year old girl in Jigawa

The Nigeria Police in Jigawa State, Northwest region has arrested 11 suspects for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).

Spokesman of the Jigawa Command, Mr Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday in the State capital, Dutse, said that the suspects (names withheld) were arrested on Saturday (May 30) in Dutse Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.

Jinjiri explained that the suspects were apprehended after the Police received a complaint that one of the suspects, aged 57 of Ma’ai village was seen at Limawa market in the Dutse LGA trying to lure the victim.

According to him, “a case of rape is being investigated at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Dutse, sequel to a report received by the Police that a 57-year-old man of Ma’ai village, Dutse LGA was seen at Limawa market trying to lure a 12-year-old girl of the same address, to a seclusion so as to have sexual intercourse with her.”

Jinjiri added that in the course of interrogation, the victim  listed names of 11 men who had sexual intercourse with her at different times on many occasions.

“And to this end, the police arrested the listed suspects,” Jinjiri said, adding that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.

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