From Ali Galadima, Bauchi
A young man named Gwanda Amos aged 28 years old of Unguwan Maryam Community in Tarawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi has been arrested for raping eight of his nieces, age between four to eight years.
This was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Lawal Tanko Jimeta in a press released and copy made available to newsmen in Bauchi yesterday.
He said, ‘one Roseline Taimako aged 35 years and seven others jointly reported at the Divisional Headquarters that, sometimes in the month of April,2020, they noticed an unusual and abnormal feeling from their daughters by name Hadasa Taimako’ 7 years, Gyalchong Joshua 5 years, Precious Dintuyi 5 years, ALisan Amos 4 years, Luchong Habila ‘4 years, Asaneth Fhuq ‘4 years, Jakile Dinka ‘4 years, and Rachael Yohanna ‘8 years.
That the children often cry of pains in their genitals each time they are having their bath upon an inquiry to know why the pains, the 1st complainant’s child by name Hadasa Taimako revealed to her, that it was their uncle Gwanda Amos ‘28 years old of same address who usually called them into his room and forcefully had sexual intercourse with them without their consent”.
She added that, her daughter told her that the suspect threatened to kill them, if they disclosed the matter. Hence contacted other parents and they expressed the same experience. However, the suspect was arrested and the case is under investigation.
Similarly, on 16/06/2020 at about 1100hrs, one Hamza Idris ’of Tudun Salmanu Bauchi, reported that on the same date at about 1000hrs, one Usman Mohammed of same address had carnal knowledge of his daughter Basma Hamza aged 7 years of same address in his house located at Tudun Salmanu area of Bauchi,.
Jimeta said, on receipt of the information patrol team attached to the Division swung to action got the suspect arrested and he equally confessed to the crime.
Finally, the Commissioner of Police enjoined the people of the state to report any suspicious individual or group and desist from concealing any form of offence in their vicinity. Further calls on parents and guardians to be inquisitive and place their children on watch.