Police in Katsina have arrested the Vice Principal of a secondary school in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Ibrahim Tukur, for allegedly impregnating one of the students in the school.
The 12-year-old girl was recently delivered of a baby.
The police paraded Tukur and other suspects at the Katsina Police Command headquarters on Wednesday.
All the suspects were alleged to have committed rape-related offences were arrested between 9 and 14 January 2021.
State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, who paraded the suspects, told journalists that the Vice Principal was arrested on January 9, 2021, following a report on the incident at the Rimi Divisional Police headquarters by one Ibrahim Sani.
The police said that the Vice Principal took advantage of the girl to impregnate her.
“The Vice Principal who is married to three wives used to take the girl from the school to his house where he had serial sex with her. As a result, he got the girl impregnated and she was delivered of a baby through a Caesarian operation,” Isah said.
Other suspects paraded included Auwal Hamzat and Sulaiman Abubakar, who were alleged to have engaged in anal sex with three boys who were children of their neighbours.
The neighbours reported the incident to the police leading to their arrest.
In the same vein, one Ishiaku Sani, 25, was also paraded for a similar case.
Sani was alleged to have also had anal sex with a six-year-old son of his neighbour, one Saada Abdullahi who reported the incident to the police on January 10, 2021.
Other suspects paraded for rape included a 61-year-old man, Lawan Sani, who was alleged to have raped a six-year-old girl. The girl’s mother, Magajia Shuaibu, reported the incident at the Central Police Station, Katsina, leading to Sani’s arrest on January 14, 2021.
Similarly, one Jamilu Salisu was also paraded over alleged rape of a five-year-old girl in Funtua. The girl’s mother, one Sadid Hayatu, reported the incident at the Funtua Central Police Station leading to Salisu’s arrest on January 11, 2021.
The PPRO urged parents to be watchful and monitor their children very well to avoid being sexually molested.
“The Commissioner of Police is worried, so also are we at the Command, over the recent upsurge in cases of rape. We are working in synergy with other stakeholders including traditional rulers, religious leaders, the state government and the media to rid Katsina of rape and other crimes,” he said.
Meanwhile, no fewer than seven suspects were also paraded on Wednesday for allegedly being in possession of local currency (Naira).
The suspects were arrested on January 3, 2021, following a report by a POS operator in Funtua, Maryam Abubakar, on their activities.