Two men arrested in Adamawa for raping minors

A vigilante, Peter Joseph, and a prince, Yakubu Ahmadu, have been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for allegedly raping two minors.

The command said Peter, 35, a resident of Sangere Futy in Girei Local Government Area, and 25-year-old Yakubu Ahmadu of Koleni in Mayo Belwa LGA have confessed to the crime.

The vigilante, a father of five children who hails from Wula in Madagali LGA, said he twice raped a little girl who hawks maize.

On his part, Ahmadu, the son of a ward head who was arrested on October 2, 2023, voluntarily confessed to raping a 13-year-old girl in the community.

Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, explained that the two were arrested by operatives implementing a strategy to curtail crime.

He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, had ordered the prosecution of the suspects upon completion of the investigation.

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