The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested a 55-year-old barber, Haruna Ibrahim, and a 38-year-old primary school teacher, Danlami Lawal, over allegations that they raped minors.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Zubairu Abubakar, told journalists that the barber, who resides in Dutse close in the Badarawa area of Kaduna North Local Government Area, raped a 13-year-old.
Abubakar said barber was arrested based on the revelation of the girl. He said the girl had revealed what happened between her and the barber out of fear for the local vigilante group, which had been invited before the police got involved.
“After interrogation, the suspect agreed to have had carnal knowledge of the victim on two occasions,” the police spokesman said. He also said he gave her N50.”
Ibrahim said he regretted his action as the girl involved is the same age as his granddaughter. He blamed the devil for his action.
In Lawal’s case, the police spokesman said the teacher, who is a graduate of Islamic and social study, is a class teacher at UBE Buruku in Igabi Local Government Area.
He said sometime last week, he invited the victim who is also 13 years old to his office to collect biscuit. Coincidentally, the school authority shares biscuit on that fateful day.
The minor, the spokesman said, honoured the invitation by her teacher with her sibling.
But the teacher was not comfortable with that arrangement, so he told the victim to send her sister away.
“Our investigation reveals that the school authority on that day, gave out free biscuit to the pupils and after sharing the biscuit to his class pupil, he asked the victim to take the rest to his office.
“When the suspect returned to his office and he found out that the sibling was with her, he asked her to send them away, which she did, before giving her more biscuit and asking her to come with him to the school’s toilet.
“The suspect then asked the victim to remove her hijab and out of fear, she started crying and saying ‘Teacher! Teacher!, this is not right’ and her shout attracted her siblings who refused to go back as directed by the suspect
“They also join her in shouting which attracted the attention of Islamic students opposite the school, they rushed to the scene and moved towards the toilet and forced the door opened and met the suspect with his trouser off and the victim shouting, holding her hijab and school uniforms.
“The students from the Islamic school descended on the teacher, bringing him out of the toilet half-naked before handing him over to the police.”
The teacher told journalists that he didn’t penetrate the victim even though he was in the process of doing it.