By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police Command has said that it has arrested a 46-year old man, Umar Mohammed who allegedly had sexual intercourse with his 15-year old biological daughter
A press statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil on Wednesday, said the suspect carried out the act in the victim mother’s room after luring her with fifty Naira note.
DSP Ahmed Wakil explained that the suspect popularly known as Wulas of Odoji Quarters, Azare in Katagum LGA of Bauchi state, defiled his daughter, A’isha (not real name) who is physically challenged.
Suspect Umar Mohammed who was alleged to have removed his daughter’s cloth and had canal knowledge of her, has confessed to the crime, as investigation is ongoing after he will be charged to court for prosecution, the statement said.
Police Public Relations Officer Wakil said that the arrest of the suspect is part of the Command’s efforts to fight sexual and gender based violence across Bauchi state.
Wakil further revealed that 18 other suspects have also been apprehended in connection with various rape related offences in parts of the state.
The PPRO explained that some of the cases included the defilement of an 11-year boy by a 45-year old Ibrahim Mohammed of Kofar Idi quarters in Bauchi metropolis where the suspected sodomist confessed he had canal knowledge of the boy through his anus.
Bauchi police image maker wakil stated that the 18 suspects have confessed to the various offences they committee, stressing that investigation is ongoing after which they will be charged to court.
He said however that one suspect, Khalid Abdullahi of Nasarawa area in Misau LGA who conspired with other suspects and abducted one Halima (not real name), is at large and that police is making efforts to soon effect his arrest.
DSP Wakil cautioned commercial tricycle riders to be conscious of the calibre of passengers they carry to avoid doing their jobs in suspicious and isolated areas.
Wakil also appealed to member of the public to continue to cooperate with the police and other security agencies in combating crimes in the state, and to always report any incident to the police for necessary action.