Monday, 9 April 2012

Men lured two pupils with N50, raped them –NSCDC

The Bauchi State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has paraded five persons for allegedly defiling two primary school girls.

The state Public Relations Officer, Mr. Paul Odimba, gave the names of the suspects as Muhammad Danboloko, Abubakar Jaro, Danjuma Chindo, Muhammad Garba and Bala Ibrahim.
The PRO, said the suspects were aged between 45 and 55, while the victims were 12 and 13 years old respectively. 

Odimba said that the victims were pupils of a UBE primary school in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state, adding that two of the five suspects were security men in the school. 
The NSCDC spokesman stressed that the case was reported to the command by the Parents/Teachers Association of the school.

He affirmed that the report led to the arrest of the suspects.
He pointed out that the suspects had since owned up to committing the crime more than thrice with the victims. 

Odimba said they also confessed to luring the girls with N50.
He said the two arrested security guards usually invited their friends to the school to have the carnal knowledge of the girls.

Meanwhile, two persons, Taofik Amusan (31), and Abolade Yunusa (55), have been remanded in prison by an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a 12-year-old.

According to the charge sheet obtained on Friday, the two counts of conspiracy and rape, was allegedly committed on March 31, 2012, on Owode Street, Igbonna area of Osogbo.

The charge sheet alleged that both accused men and another suspect at large defiled the girl around 8pm.
 “That you Taofik Amusan, Abolade Yunusa and one other at large did conspire to defile, and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a 12-year- old girl,” it read.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Elisha Olusegun, said the suspects committed the offences which were “contrary to and punishable under Section 218, Cap 34 Volume II laws of Osun State.”
Pleading not guilty, both Amusan and Yunusa expressed their desire to be tried in the court.
Mr. Okobe Najite appeared for Amusan, while Mrs. Olusola Ogunleye announced her appearance for Yunusa.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Legal Matters, Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, held a watching brief for the complainant.
 The Magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko, ordered the counsel to file formal bail applications just as he remanded the accused in prison.

He adjourned the case till May 14, 2012, for bail consideration.
The Osun State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Adetoun Adegboyega, had a few days ago, raised the alarm over rising cases of minors being raped.

She had said the state government would not tolerate the trend, adding that the state would prosecute offenders henceforth.

“It is heart-rending to see old men, who are old enough to be grandfathers of minors being charged with rape. This trend must stop in Osun. We are a virtuous people and we will do everything to protect our young girls and women from rapists,” the commissioner had said.

Culled from Punch


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