A 28 years old man has been arrested for allegedly raping eight underage girls in Tafawa Balewa local Council of Bauchi State.<br><br>The State Police Command in press release yesterday, said that one Gawnda Amos was arrested in connection with the crime at Unguwan Mariam in Tafawa Balewa.
Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmed Wakili, yesterday said that the accused was nabbed after he reportedly raped Hadasa Taimako; (7 years), Gyalchong Joshua; (5years), Precious Dintuyi; (5 years), Alisan Amos; (4 years), Luchong Habila; (4 years), Asaneth Fhuq; (4years), Jakile Dinka; (4 years) and Rachael Yohanna; (8 years) –all girls.
The PPRO said the parents reported “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 occur, the first complainant’s child, Adasa Taimako revealed to her that it was their uncle Gwanda Amos, male 28 years old of same address who usually called them into his room and forcefully had sexual intercourse with them.”
One of the victims’ mother, Roseline Taimako 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. She added that, her daughter told her that the suspect threatened to kill them, if they disclosed the matter. “Hence, she contacted other parents and they expressed the same experience.
“Similarly, on June 16, 2020 at about 11:00am, one Hamza Idris, male, of Tudun Salmanu Bauchi, reported that on the same date at about 10:00am, one Usman Mohammed, male, of same address had carnal knowledge of his daughter Basma Hamza, 7 years of same address in his house located at Tudun Salmanu area of Bauchi, on receipt of the information patrol team attached to the Division swung into action and arrested the suspect who confessed to the crime.”