The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old man, Lawal Sani for raping a 13-year-old girl in the Unguwar Yari area of the state.
The spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, January 21, said the suspect was arrested after the victim’s mother reported the matter to the police.
“Her MotherMagajiya Ashababu reported at the Central Police Station, that 63-year-old Lawal Sani of Sokoto Rima Quarters, lured her daughter of 13 years and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her” said Gambo.
Meanwhile, the PPRO said that the Command is worried about the recent upsurge in rape cases across the state and it has become imperative to call on members of the general public, especially parents to always look after their wards.
Gambo said the Command has arrested eight suspected rapists in six reported cases from 9th – 14th of January, 2021.
“Consequently, the Command, under the leadership of CP Sanusi Buba, PSC, is collaborating with relevant stakeholders such as the government, traditional institutions such as, religious leaders, women organizations, the media, civil society organization, trade unions, etc,” he added.