Men of the Adamawa state police command on April 4 apprehended a 70 year old man for allegedly raping two minors aged four and seven in Ajiya street Jimeta, Yola North local government area of the state.
The suspect identified as Usman Ibrahim was said to have lured the two victims into his room located close to the victims, where he took advantage of them, and had unlawful carnal knowledge of them.
The incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters Jimeta, by the father of the victims, having observed the unusual pains from the kids while urinating.
Preliminary investigation so far revealed that the suspect is a father of three who lives alone, after he separated from his wife 10 years ago.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said the state commissioner of police CP Afolabi Babatola expressed worry over the unfortunate incident and has directed the officer in charge of the family support unit of the State CID to take over the investigation and ensure diligent prosecution.
The police boss equally advised members of the public particularly parents, to be very watchful of their kids against criminal-minded elements who are roaming about seeking whom to take advantage of and report person(s) of suspicious character to the police.
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