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Man arrested for raping mentally-challenged 10-year-old boy in Bauchi

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Man arrested for raping mentally-challenged 10-year-old boy in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a garden egg seller, Sanusi Umar, for sodomising a mentally challenged 10-year-old boy.  

 

 

Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, said the suspect lured the minor to an isolated area with N30 sweet and defiled him. 

 

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“Operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace (ORP) Bauchi State Police Command arrested Sanusi Umar ‘m’ 23 years old on the 28th March 2024 at about 2100hrs for raping a 10-year-old boy (name withheld),” the statement read. 

 

“The suspect lured the minor with a thirty naira (N30) sweet and asked the victim to accompany him to an isolated area behind the AIB filling station along Kofar Ran to defecate. After the defection, the suspect asked the victim to undress his trouser that he wanted to see whether he clean his anus. 

 

“Upon removing his trousers, the suspect also removed his trousers, grabbed the victim from the back and had canal knowledge of him. The victim rushed to the manager of the filling station and informed him that the said suspect had canal knowledge of him.

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Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect hails from Jingino village, Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa state. He came to Bauchi state about two years ago, hawking garden eggs at AIB filling station along Kofar Ran, Bauchi. 

 

“It is also revealed that the suspect leveraged the unsound mental condition of the victim to perpetrate such a crime on him.

 

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“The victim was rushed to the ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi alongside the the suspect, where different tests were conducted on him to determine his health status. The investigation is still in progress, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

 

“Finally, the Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Mohammed PSC calls parents, Guardians, and leaders wielding various degrees of influence to prevail on their wards and proteges to shy away from crime.

 

“He assured the good people of Bauchi State of his unrelenting commitment towards maintaining an aggressive stance against all forms of crime and criminality in the state. 

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