Police parade rape syndicate in Taraba

TARABA State Police Command on Saturday paraded four persons for kidnapping and raping underage girls.

Mr Yakubu Babas, the Commissioner of Police in the state, who paraded the suspects, said they were arrested by a team of SARS at their den in Tudun Wada area of Jalingo.

Babas explained that Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi reported to SARS office in Jalingo that his  daughter, who got missing on July 22, called to inform him that a group of persons, numbering 10 forcefully took her inside a tricycle to one Dickson Zadin’s room and took turns to rape her.

According to him, the police swung into action immediately by raiding  their den, where Abdullahi’s daughter and two other minors were rescued, four of the rapists arrested while six of them are on the run.

Babas named the arrested suspects as Muhammed Musa, 21, Abdulwahab Ahmed, 19, Dickson Zadin, 20 and Yahuza Ahmed, 20 years old respectively.

While assuring the public that the remaining suspects would be arrested and brought to book, Babas advised parents to ensure that their wards were not sent on errants alone.

“Serious efforts are on to arrest the on the run suspects and bring them to book to serve as a deterrent to others.

“Let me use this opportunity to advice parents to ensure that their female children do not move about alone or at odd hours,” he said.

The commissioner also use the opportunity to remind members of the public that the ban on the use of motorcycles in Jalingo metropolis was still in place.

“Anybody seen riding a motorcycle in the town, apart from the physically challenged persons will be arrested while the vehicle will be impounded,” he said

The commissioner also several persons for various offences ranging from armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms among others.