Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Tuesday, paraded three (3) persons for suspected gang-rape and another eight (8) for vandalizing rail line in Bakin Rijiya and Aridi-Ajega respectively of Lafia local government area of the state.
Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mohammed Suraj made this known while parading the suspects in Lafia.
The victim, 12-year-old Aisha Ibrahim who was said to be gang-raped by the suspects: Abdullahi Aliyu (M) 35, Mustapha Jibrin (M) 25 and Umar Ali Aso (M) 35, was rushed to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) for urgent medical attention.
“We call you here today to address you on the remarkable achievements we have made again. We have here three defilers who have gang raped a 12-year-old girl, one Aisha Ibrahim at Bakin-Rijiya. Two were arrested in Bakin-Rijiya, one was arrested in Wakwa.
“Even the doctor, where Aisha was taken for medical examination reconfirmed that yes, all of them went three rounds each on her” he added.
Speaking to the press, one of the suspects, Umar Ali Aso, a 35-year-old commercial driver denied his involvement.
The suspect who pleaded leniency said that he was going about his daily activities when the NSCDC personnel apprehended him.
The NSCDC PRO revealed that eight suspects ; Sani Isa, Moses Sakpa, Zakari Ayuba, Allahnana Kabiru, Zakari Sabo, Idris Haruna, Salihu Ayuba, Zakari Yusuf were arrested at Aridi-Ajega at 1:00am, vandalizing rail line.
According Suraj, the suspects were caught in the act with welding equipment which they used to cut the railway irons and sleeper so as to easily convey them to their desired destination.
One of the suspects, Idris Haruna (M) claimed that they were instructed by one Muazu Ayuba who is currently at large, to load the rail line equipment in his vehicle.
“He told us to go and load scrap, when we went, we saw rail line irons. Just as we were done loading, vigilante arrested us, then the owner of the property ran and left us,” he said.
Mr Suraj assured that the suspects will be charged to court while calling on residents of the state to stay clear of criminal activities.