The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested one Suleiman Adamu, 29 and Ahmadu Umaru, 26 for allegedly raping a pregnant housewife in Maiha Local Government Area of the state.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that Suleiman was identified as the victim’s uncle, while Ahmadu, his friend, was her neighbour.
The suspects, who are residents of Machimin community in Maiha LGA, are both married with children.
According to reports, Suleiman had earlier informed Ahmadu of his love for the victim and his desire to have sex with her, which she turned down.
It was said that the suspects used the opportunity of the absence of the victim’s husband, who travelled out of town, to invade her house by night and perpetrate the act.
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They were said to be armed with cutlasses and wearing face masks, when they stormed her house by 11 pm and whisked the target away to a valley where they raped and abandoned her.
Upon finding her way home, the woman was able to identify one of her assailants as her neighbour, despite covering his face with a mask.
She reported the assault to the police who, aided by local hunters, tracked down the suspects and arrested them.
Suleiman and Ahmadu subsequently confessed to the crime during interrogation at the police headquarters in Yola.
Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, on Wednesday confirmed that Commissioner of Police Afolabi Babatola had ordered the case transferred to Police CID for further investigation and prosecution.