Five female friends were put on trial by the Gombe State Police Command on Wednesday for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in the death of their friend over a male lover.
According to ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar, the state’s police public relations officer, one Yaya Ma’aji of Chilo village in the Akko LGA of the state claimed to the police on September 9 that five of his daughter Munira Yaya’s female companions had plotted to beat her to a pulp.
The girl was beaten, according to the police, and after being carried to the General Hospital in Kumo, she was declared dead by a doctor.
The PPRO stated that the argument followed a misunderstanding involving a boyfriend, adding that on receipt of the complaint, their operatives attached to Akko Division moved to the scene and arrested the five suspects.
He also said one Reuben Azariah of Tarmana Ward in Kaltungo LGA of the state was arrested for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter (name withheld) on top of a grave in their family compound.
Abubakar said the case was reported by the girl’s mother, Mrs Abigail Yunusa, adding that the victim was taken to the General Hospital, Kaltungo, for medical examination.
Meanwhile, 18 other suspects were arrested by the police in the past week for different cases ranging from rape, kidnapping, home breaking, theft, attempt to commit suicide, and impersonating police personnel, among others.