The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl.
The 50-year-old man, Yusuf Bako of Yakubu Wanka Street Bauchi allegedly lured the victim, Hauwa Jamilu to a Mosque located at Aminu Street and had canal knowledge of her.
It was alleged that the suspect was among inmates pardoned by the state governor a few months ago to decongest prisons and curb the spread of coronavirus.
A spokesperson for the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Awkil, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, September 4, said that the suspect was arrested on Thursday and has confessed to the crime.
“On the 03/09/2020 at about 1130hrs one Jamilu Abdullahi, ‘M’ of Igbo Quarters reported at the Township Police Station that on the same date at about 0920hrs One Yusuf Bako ‘M’ aged 50years of Yakubu Wanka Street Bauchi lured one Hauwa’u Jamilu ‘F’ aged 4years to a Mosque located at Aminu Street and “had canal knowledge of her”.
Subsequently, the said Yusuf Bako was arrested and he confessed to the crime,”
“When interrogated he stated that he was arrested and imprisoned in 2001 and 2015 for the same offence. He further claimed to be among the fortunate inmates recently pardon by the State on the eve of Coronavirus