Adamawa State police command’s war against rape and other gender-based violence has yielded results with the arrest of 19 suspected rapists who defiled girls between the ages of seven and 16, alongside four homosexuals between April and June this year.
While briefing journalists yesterday in Yola, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju, said his command had intensified the fight against rape and other gender-based violence, which he said are a gross violation of human rights.
“As a result of frequent patrols and visibility policing adopted by the command, the suspects were arrested from across the state for sexual assaults against children,” he said.
To checkmate those behind the criminal activities, the police boss said the command deployed its intelligence mechanisms.
“One Zainab Jafaru had deceived a 33-year-old victim who happened to be her friend to accompany her to Gerio, a remote side of Jambutu in Yola North Local Government area to see her boyfriend. Unknown to the victim, it was a setup. On arrival, the gang leader, named Uda Sanu, invited his syndicate numbering nine, who had sexual intercourse with her one after another,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police disclosed that after investigation, five suspects out of the nine were arrested and his men were still on the trail of the remaining four suspects.
He added that last month, his men arrested four homosexuals in Jabbilamba, a town in Girie Local Government area. He called on members of the public to always assist the police with information on people engaged in nefarious activities Mostly against children as is on the increase now..