A 20-year-old man, Babangida Isah, has been arrested and paraded for allegedly defiling a five-year-old girl in Gombe State.
The suspect, a resident of Tike Quarters, Bajoga, in the Funakaye Local Government Area of the state was arrested by men of the Gombe State Police Command.
The incident was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Mahid Abubakar.
According to ASP Abubakar, the victim’s father, Yahaya Isah, reported to the police that the suspect lured his daughter behind an Almajiri school and defiled her.
The police, following information provided by the victim’s father, arrested the suspect, who voluntarily confessed to the crime.
He added, “Both the suspect and the victim were taken to a hospital for medical examination. The case will soon be taken to court.”
Abubakar said the command would continue to prosecute criminals in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, hailed the effort of the detectives attached to the Bajoga division that were involved in the investigation for their swift action and dedication to duty.
He assured the public of the command’s readiness to ensure the safety and security of all citizens, saying that they were to report any suspicious activities and cooperate with the police in their efforts to maintain peace and order in the community.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Police Command has sought help in locating the family members and friends of a commuter killed in a crash in the state.
The deceased, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, was involved in an accident along the Illah-Asaba Expressway by Ngegwu Market.
The accident reportedly involved a Toyota Sienna with the number plate, JRV 398 ZY, driven by one Chima Uzor, who collided with a motorcycle rider.
The PPRO, in a signed statement on Friday, said the corpse was deposited in the St. James Hospital Mortuary, Illah.
The police spokesman urged any person who knew the victim, his parents, friends or other relatives to report at Motorpol Asaba, St. James Hospital Mortuary, Illah, or the police headquarters, Asaba, for possible identification and collection of the body.