Five out of the nine men who raped a woman in Adamawa State have been arrested and paraded by the police in the State capital, Yola.
Commissioner of Police (CP), Adamawa State Command, Mr. Olugenga Adeyanju, while parading the suspects, disclosed that an accomplice to the crime, Zainba Jafaru, who happened to be a friend of the victim, has also been arrested.
The CP disclosed that Jafaru deceived her 33-years-old friend to accompany her to her boyfriend’s house in Gerio, a suburb in Jimeta, where she, in connivance with her boyfriend, Uda, later invited nine of his friends and raped the woman.
According to the police, the men over powered the victim and had sexual intercourse with her in turns.
The Commissioner of Police assured Adamawa residents that the Command had keyed into the Inspector-General of Police (IGP)’s fight against rape and violent crimes against women and children, thus leading to the arrest of the 19 rapists and four homosexuals.
Among those paraded rapists is a 45 years- old Sani Muhammed, who was said to have raped an 11-year-old girl in Wuro Jabbe town in Yola South Local Government Area.
Sani Muhammed who is a butcher and a father of two girls aged 12 and 15, in an interview confessed to have committed the crime but blamed the act as devil’s work.
The police also paraded four men who were engaged in homosexuality.
The Commissioner said all the suspects have confessed to the crimes and would soon be charged to court.