Adamawa State police command has arrested an 18-year-old suspected rapist, Ayuba Hamza for alleged defilement of a four-year-old minor.
According to a statement signed by the commands public relations officer, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, made available to newsmen, Sunday, the suspect, a resident of Jabbi Lamba in Girei local government, was arrested on June 4, 2021.
“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 4/6/2021 apprehended an 18-year-old suspect for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old baby.
” The suspect, Ayuba Hamza, a resident of Jabbi Lamba village, in Girei local government area took advantage of the baby following the separation of her parents that brought her under the care and custody of her grand mother.
” Investigation reveals that the suspect being a close neighbor to the victim, committed the offence twice before he was caught.
” The grand mother who caught the suspect in the act, cried and attracted the attention of some neighbors which resulted into the suspect arrest by the Police at Jabbi Lamba,” the statement said.
The statement noted that the commissioner of police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, while commending pfficers and men for exposing and making it impossible for criminal to escape arrest, directs for discreet investigations into the case as the victim is under medical attention.
Meanwhile, as part of the efforts at tackling criminal activities and other related offences in the state, the commissioner of police directed all DPOs to go after anyone committing such heinous crimes and apprehend them. He equally called on people to always report suspicious characters around their neighborhoods to police.