A SUSPECTED rapist, 18-year-old Abba Garba, has spoken of how he and members of his gang lured a youth corps member (names withheld) to an isolated building before raping her.
Speaking when paraded before journalists at the Bompai Police Headquarters of the Kano State Police Command, he admitted that he used a sharp knife to force his unsuspecting corps member to succumb to their wish.
Looking unperturbed, he said he took advantage of the recent strike action embarked upon by members of the Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to commit the crime at Durimi Secondary School, Bachirawa in Kano metropolis.
Recalling the incidence in Hausa language, he said: “On that day, it was raining heavily when she came to the school. When she came, she said she had been posted to the school and was looking for the office of the school principal. She was speaking a language I did not understand but I told her in Hausa that I could help her.
“She was so beautiful that I found her irresistible. When she agreed to follow me, I couldn’t imagine my luck on that day. I led her into an empty room within the school. That was on the 13th of this month when workers embarked on a strike action. There was nobody in the school that day because all the teachers were on strike.
“So, when I led her to the room, I brought out my knife from my pocket and threatened to stab her if she refuses to co-operate. That was how I used her. Thereafter, two of my friends, Nezifi Malam and Ali Wara, also took their turns. The only person that was not lucky was Abubakar Suleiman who was waiting patiently to take his turn before we were arrested.”
Kano Police Commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris who paraded the suspects, disclosed that Ali Wara and Nezifi Malam were still at large, but that his men were able to nab Garba and Suleiman.
He also disclosed the arrest of four suspected armed robbers, all disguised in mobile police who had been terrorising people on the Zaria-Kano expressway.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Source: THE GUARDIAN