Bauchi State command of the Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested a middle-aged primary teacher for defiling one of his pupils.
The suspect, Sirajo Ahmed, 25, was said to have lured the minor into his office and took advantage of her in absentia of other teachers in the school, Naija News reports.
Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the command’s spokesman in Bauchi, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, told newsmen in the state capital that the command also arrested seven other suspects for various offences at different locations in the state.
On Ahmed’s child rape case, Wakil said: “Information received by the division indicated that Ahmad, who lives in Unguwan Ajiya Alkaleri, is a teacher in Royal Science Academic School Alkaleri.”
Speaking on other suspect’s arrest, the police mouthpiece said: “The police also arrested one Sani Musa, 35, an ice-cream seller who resides in Bacas area of Bauchi for having sodomised a 12-year-old boy Behind Bank Alkaleri.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect bought a sachet of water from the victim and lured him to a nearby lock-up shop and sodomised him.”
Wakil revealed further that in a separate operation, the Tafawa Balewa Police Division arrested another suspect, Monday Ishaku 32 of Anguwan Ruga.
According to Wakil, the suspect who claims to be a herbalist raped a woman who took her daughter for treatment after intoxicating her in his house.
He said the command also arrested four suspects for criminal conspiracy, breach of trust by a public servant, misappropriation, forgery and fraud.
The command is still investigating the crimes and will charge the suspects to court when due, Wakil noted.