The Yobe State Police Command on Friday, 12th February, 2021,arrested a man, Sani Sale – a vulcanizer, for defiling and murdering of a 15-year-old girl in Gadaka town of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, who is the command’s spokesman, made this information public in a statement he issued in Damaturu.
He said: “the incident occurred on 10th February,2021 at about 7am, when Sale, 38, lured the teenager, a bean cake seller, into his residence under the pretext of buying the cake.
“Sale assaulted, abducted and raped the victim, who was later found dead in the suspect’s residence on 11th February,2021.
“Immediately he committed the alleged crimes, Sale fled to Gombe and it was there our detectives trailed and arrested him.”
“Preliminary investigation also shows that the suspect had divorced his wife. He took advantage of her absence to perpetrate the crime,” he added.
The Officer said the case would be transferred to the state CID, Damaturu, for necessary investigation and subsequent prosecution.
According to NAN, rape cases have been on the increase lately in Gadaka town, as Faruk Mohammed was also arrested by the police on 8th February, 2021 for allegedly raping a 90-year-old woman within the area.