The police in Bauchi State have arrested two teenagers, Mahmud Abdullahi and Abdullahi Mohammed, for allegedly abducting and raping a schoolgirl in the Nasarawa Ward of the state.
Our correspondent learnt that Abdullahi, 18, and Mohammed, 19, were arrested on Friday, May 26 at about 8am following an intelligence report.
A tricycle which was allegedly used to convey the victim to a bush where she was raped was also recovered from the suspects.
The state Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, said the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigations.
He said, “The suspects had kidnapped a 16-year-old girl of Nasarawa Ward, who was on her way to school. They took her to their hideout behind a mountain at GRA Bauchi and had sexual intercourse with her. Meanwhile, the victim was rescued and taken to a teaching hospital for medical examination and treatment.
“The police team recovered one tricycle, with registration number, DAS 440, which was used in perpetrating the crime. The suspects would be charged to court after diligent investigation.
I want to assure everyone of adequate protection of lives and properties.”