A 60-year-old man, Usman Ibrahim, and three others have been arrested by men of the Niger state police command for allegedly defiling a 9-year-old girl in the Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.
Usman, a man with five grandchildren, and the other suspects, Zakari Aliyu, 25; Mustapha Isah, 17; and Imurana Aliyu, I6, were arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Paiko Division following a tip-off. A statement from the command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Abubakar, says the suspects usually lure the victim with N20 or N50 and then rape her.
One of the suspects was caught in the act by the victim’s mother and he was apprehended by the police. When interrogated, the victim told her mother of the other men who also rape her after giving her N20 or N50. The police spokesperson said the suspects will be arraigned in court once investigations have been concluded.