Two Vigilantes Arrested Over Alleged Rape In Bauchi

The Police Command Bauchi State has arrested two vigilantes suspected of raping a housewife at gunpoint in Dogon-ruwa village, Ningi Local Government area of the state.

The Spokesman of the command, SP Ahmed Wakil confirmed the arrests in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Bauchi.

He said the Ningi Police Division was alerted by the husband of the woman of the incident.

Wakil said that the two suspects, Lawali Sule and Babangida Shehu, both members of the vigilance group in Dogon-ruwa village, were later arrested by detectives.

He said that the incident occurred on Aug. 25, at about 2 am, when the two suspects conspired among themselves and stormed the woman’s matrimonial home armed with Dane guns.

The spokesman alleged that the vigilantes asked of her husband, who was not at home at the time, threatened her with the guns and had carnal knowledge of her.

Wakil said that the victim was evacuated to General Hospital Ningi for medical examination, where it was confirmed that there was penetration.

He added that during an investigation, the suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime.

Wakil said that the two guns were recovered from the suspects as exhibits.

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