A 20-year-old man has run into trouble for allegedly raping a five-year old girl in Gombe State.

The suspect, a resident of Tike Quarters, Bajoga, allegedly lured the five-year-old girl behind one Almajiri school and raped her.

Police spokesman in the state, ASP Mahid Abubakar, paraded the suspected rapist on Thursday, said the father of the girl reported the incident to the police and the suspect was arrested. He confessed to the crime also.

"The suspect and the victim were taken to a hospital for medical examination as the 20-year-old would be arraigned after thereafter,'' Abubakar said.

The Police also arrested a 30-year-old suspect for allegedly stealing 21 heads of cattle near Bajoga in Funakaye Local Government Area of the state.

He said the suspected rustler was arrested following a report made to the police by the owner of the cattle, 75-year-old Jauro Ahmadu, on Tuesday.

"On Tuesday, Ahmadu of Shuwari village near Bajoga in Funakaye Local Government Area reported the crime to the Bajoga police divisional headquarters.

"Ahmadu reported that his 21 cows valued at about N7 million were stolen from his village at night.

"Police operatives consequently conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of the suspect, a resident of Bandila village, near Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe,'' Abubakar said.

He added that the 21 cows were found in the custody of the suspect and he confessed to the crime before they were recovered from him alongside other exhibits.

He assured that the suspect would soon be arraigned.



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