Police to Arraign Man, 77, for Raping Girl, 12, in Gombe

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Segun Awofadeji in Gombe

The Gombe State Police Command has said that it will soon charge to court a 77-year-old man, Abubakar Jauro of Bolari Quarters in Gombe metropolis, for having canal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.

A press release by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Obed Mary Mallum, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Monday, said the command under the new Police Commissioner, Shina Tairu Olukolu, is poised to strive and serve the public better.

The release expressed happiness that barely two weeks after resuming office as CP in the state, the public has heeded his appeal of divulging information to the police which resulted in the arrest of four armed robbers and a dreaded kidnapper in the state.

According to the statement, “He is happy to note that this appeal has begun to bear fruits. The under-listed criminal elements, who have confessed to their crimes, were arrested as a resulted of the proactive measures of the police and cooperation of members of the public. The suspects who specialise in terrorising Bojude, Ashaka, Nafada and Dukku axis of the state are cooling their heels in police custody.”

The gang of armed robbers arrested were: Musa Usman alias Sarki of Kurbagel Village in Nafada Local Government Area, who is the gang leader; Gidado Adamu and Bappah Mohammed of Gwangiro, Bajoga, Funakaye LGA; and Bello Bubam of Zadawa, Funakaye LGA all of Gombe State. Exhibits recovered from them included two locally made pistols, iron rod, one axe and a stick.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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