Just TWO weeks after the uproar over the reported gang-raping of a student of Abia State University by five hoodlums, the police in Kano State, yesterday, paraded two of the four men who allegedly gang-raped a youth corps member.
One of the suspects has confessed to having allegedly taken part in gang-raping the youth corps member with two others now at large.
The suspects who identified themselves as Abba Garba, 18, Abubakar Suleiman, 17, Nazeephy Malam, and Ali Wara said yesterday they raped the youth corps member serving at Durumi Secondary School, Kurna in Kano municipality.
Garba, who reportedly led three others to rape the lady said the incident occurred in a classroom in the college at noon when the victim who was unaware of the strike by civil servants in the state reported for duties.
Garba said they were in the building because of the torrential rain on the fateful day when the lady in her 20s who spoke her native language which they did not understand, suddenly approached them to enquire why there were no activities in the school.
‘’I was moved by her beauty, and immediately drew out a sharp knife and in concert with others commandeered her into one of the classrooms, where we forced her to undress and gang-raped her in turns before policemen on patrol apprehended two of us while two escaped.’’
The second suspect, Abubakar, said: ‘’I never violated the lady in question, but was roped in by my friend, Abba Garba, who lured me to the school premises, where the ugly incident happened.’’
The state Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, declined to disclose the identity of the victim to avoid stigmatisation pointing out that two other suspects were also apprehended by the police in connection with raping minors in the city.