• Suspects admit committing  crime

The Police in Jos, the Plateau State capital said the four cattle herders arrested for allegedly raping four female minors will soon be charged to court for the crime

The foursome are Hamisu Mohammed, 18, Abbas Salisu, 17, Rayanu Mohammed, 15, and Mustapha Yunusa, 15, accused of raping four sisters in the North central State.

The suspects, all from Mange Village in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau, are being held for the offence at the state Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in Jos

Police prosecutor, Inspector E. A Inegbenoise, who confirmed the incident and arrest, said the suspects have already been charged and would soon appear in court.

According to Police charge sheet, in the course of tending to their flock in the bush, all four suspects accosted the sisters who were on their way home and raped them.

Confirming the traumatic experience in her statement to the Police, one of the victims said; she and her 3 sisters were walking home when the ‘Fulani’ boys accosted them and threatened them with sticks.

She said when they tried to resist their attack; the boys beat them with the sticks, injured them and later took turns to rape all of them.

The victim further mentioned that after the rape, she and her sisters ran to a nearby Village called Luwapam and raised alarm led to the boys rounded up by the villagers.

The suspects, in their statement to the police, who admitted raping the sisters, said that they all conspired to commit the offence on the said date.

One of the suspects, Hamisu Mohammed, said in his statement, that they were ‘sexually charged’ on sighting the girls and so immediately resolved to rape them since there was nothing they could do at that moment to ease their sexual urge. – With agency reports 


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