Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a 35-year-old man in Kebbi State on suspicion of defiling a five-year-old girl, The Nation Newspaper reports.
Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Alhaji Umar Musa-Bala, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday that the fleeing suspect was apprehended on July 6.
“Intelligence Department of the corps apprehended the suspect on June 13 after committing the crime at Shiyar Fara Area of Jega Local Government Area of the state, but he ran away.”
“He was later apprehended by our men on surveillance on July 6 and brought back to Birnin Kebbi,’’ he said.
Musa-Bala also said that one Hussaini Abubakar, 22, of Kofar Masama area in Gwandu Local Government Area of the state was arrested on July 14 after he abducted a three-year-old girl at Badariya area in Birnin Kebbi Local Government.
He said the suspect was about taking his victim to an unknown destination when members of the community alerted operatives who arrested him.
“A thorough investigation was carried out and it was confirmed beyond doubt that his intent was to abduct the girl to an unknown area,’’ he stressed.
Musa- Bala also added that on July 15, one Aminu, 29 who specialised in stealing cell phones from plazas was arrested for stealing 15 mobile phones in Birnin Kebbi.
“All the suspects will be taken to court for prosecution as the investigations are all concluded,’’ he said.
The commandant urged people of the state to continue to support the corps so as to end all forms of criminality including banditry and kidnapping.