Godiya Ishaku, a resident of Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State is reportedly answering questions in a police cell after he was arrested for allegedly molesting and raping an 18-year-old girl.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, while confirming the arrest of the suspect in a statement on Monday, March 1 revealed that personnel of the force had arrested Ishaku on February 3, following a rape report made by one Prince Yohanna.
The Nigeria Daily learnt that the suspect paraded the victim, Blessing (not real name) with a knife in his hand into a building under construction in the area. He reportedly inflicted injuries on the 18-year-old girl and raped her.
“On 03/02/2021 at about 0530hrs, one Prince Yohanna, a Staff of National Identity Card registration Tafawa Balewa L.G.A reported that on the same date at about 0300hrs, one Godiya Ishaku of same address induced one Blessing (not real name) aged 18yrs of Dot in Dass L.G.A, took her to an uncompleted building with a knife inflicted injury on her hand and raped her,” the Police statement reads.
“On receipt of the report, a team of policemen were drafted to the scene and the victim rushed to General Hospital Tafawa Balewa for medical examination,” the statement added.
Wakil affirmed that the suspect is in police custody while the command continues with the investigation into the incident.