A 19-year-old girl, named only as Hassana, has stated that she was raped by her lover’s friends after her parents rejected the latter’s marriage proposal.
The victim, who lived with her parents in Sabongarin Sakaba, Kebbi State, narrated her ordeal to journalists at Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Command headquarters in the state. She said two out of the five suspects had taken her to a bush and took turns to rape her.
The five accused persons apprehended by NSCDC officials are; Ibrahim Mamman, 23, Bawa Ayuba, 28, Aminu Ahmed, 25, Umar Farouk, 23, and Muhammed Danjuma, 20.
“On the day of the incident Aminu (her boyfriend) came to our house at Sabongarin Sakaba in company of his cousin, Umar, and asked me to follow him to a wedding ceremony.
“As we were going along the bush path his machine (motorcycle) developed fault and he asked me to come down.
“He went to negotiate with two other boys who were on another bike to give me a lift but I refused and I asked him to take me back home.”
She added that Aminu got angry and left her in the bush and went his way.
“Shortly, two other boys emerged on a motorcycle and they approached me to know what happened. I explained what had happened to them and the promised to take me home. But instead they stopped along the bush and demanded sex from me.
“I pleaded with them that I have not known a man before but they insisted they must have sex with me. The two of them forced me down and raped me in turn. They are the one that deflowered me.
“I was crying for help in the bush alone, when some people saw me, they took me back home to my parents”, Hassana said.
The NSCDC State Commandant, Sammani Mohammed Ringim, said that the victim’s boyfriend had planned to kidnap her before the heinous crime was carried out. He added that the suspects will be punished for their crime.
- Bola Kougbe