Police Arrests Man For Raping,  Killing 8-yr Old Katsina Girl

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*Nabs two bandits informants, others

By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina

Katsina State Police Command as part of its achievement in the ongoing fight against all forms of crime and criminalities in the state has arrested a 25  years old Jibrin Yusuf who raped and killed an eight -year old girl.

The Command also arrested two suspected notorious informants to bandits and another suspected notorious motorcycle thief and the recovery of the stolen motorcycle.

Speaking while parading the Suspects before Journalists at Police Headquarters in Katsina, the Command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu said it was on August 2, 2023, at about 1430 hours the command succeeded in arresting a “25 year old Jibrin Yusuf of Kanon-Haki village of Faskari Local Government  Area, a suspected notorious rapist and killer of an eight (8) year old girl.”

 ASP Sadiq Aliyu explained that,

“the fact of the case was on that faithful day, one Hassan Jibrin, ‘m’, the father of the late victim employed the services of the suspect to convey fertilizer from one of his farms to the other situated at the outskirts of the village, while the victim was assigned to guard the fertilizer at one of the farms while her father attended to some labourers which the suspect took advantage of and forcefully draged the little girl to a nearby farm where he raped, used a sharp knife and slaughtered the victim. 

He further moved the corpse to another farmland, covered it with leaves and made away with three (3) bags of fertilizer.”

Superintendent of Police Aliyu said upon receipt of the report, Police detectives promptly swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect.

ASP Sadiq Aliyu said during the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to the commission of offence and the three stolen bags of fertilizers were also recovered.

On the arrest of two suspected notorious informants to bandits, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu said,

 “On July 12, 2023, at about 1200 hours based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting the duo of one (1) Mohammed Bello alias Dan Ali, ‘m’, of Sabon Gari, Ikara L.G.A., Kaduna State, and one (2) Abubakar Mohammed, ‘m’, of Kumbotso L.G.A, Kano State, suspected notorious informants to bandits.”

He disclosed that, on July 12, 2023, the duo criminally conspired, deceived, and lured their friend

Salmanu, to a point between funtua and Zamfara state where they planned with one Gora, a notorious bandits leader hibernating in Zamfara forest and kidnap the victim. 

According to ASP Sadiq in the course of investigation, the duo were traced and arrested in connection with the offence where they confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.

However, on the arrest of a suspected notorious Motorcycle thief and recovery of the stolen Motorcycle the Police spokesman said it was on July 07, 2023 at about 0700 hours while on routine patrol, the command succeeded in arresting Sadiq Abdullahi, aged 22 years old of Rafin-dadi quarters, Katsina, the

suspected notorious motorcycle thief.”

Assistant Superintendent of Police Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu said

nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was accosted by men of the command’s Anti-kidnapping Unit (AKU) while on routine patrol along Katsina – Jibia road, in possession of a suspected stolen white Jing cheng motorcycle (rubber rubber).

ASP Sadiq Aliyu said that, during the course of investigation the suspect confessed to have stolen the said motorcycle from Gafai quarters, Katsina, belonging to one Ahmad Lawal Babaye  of the same address. 

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ASP Sadiq said the suspect

further mentioned “one Surajo Sani, of Magamar Jibia, as the receiver of his stolen items, one Sani Abba alias Uban shegu, ‘m’, of Kofar-Yandaka quarters, Katsina, and one Hamisu Mamman, ‘m’, as his abettors.”

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