Seven teenagers have been arrested by men of the Adamawa State Police Command for allegedly raping a girl (name withheld).
The incident was made known by the Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, SP Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement he made available to newsmen on Wednesday.
According to the police image maker, the suspects are residents of Kodomun Village in Demsa Local Government Area of the state.
Nguroje gave the identities of the suspects as Ephraim Emmanuel, 17 years old; Madapwa Fidelis (17 years old), Paka Albert (16 years), Jude Shido Aventi (18), Harmony Manade (18), Napwanwa Nahim Edmanth (16) and Manbiah Ojes (16).
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In the statement, the police PPRO stated that “the suspects on 4/3/2023, at 2100hrs lured their victim into the house of the first suspect and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.”
Nguroje further disclosed that preliminary investigation by men of the command revealed that the suspects took advantage of the victim after she honored the invitation from the first suspect, identified as Emmanuel, to whom she was a friend.
“Unfortunately, she was subdued and forced to submit sexually to all the seven suspects,” the Police spokesman said.
The statement said that the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Demsa by a critical stakeholder in policing.
He added that further investigations were being done, after which the suspects would be charged to court.