The Katsina State police command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Mannir Goma, for allegedly raping an 80-year-old woman in Matazu Local Government.

Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed, the state Commissioner of Police, confirmed the arrest in Katsina on Monday while parading 15 other criminals, including armed robbery suspects arrested across the state.

He said that the suspected rapist was arrested last week at Yelwa village after raping the woman.

The police boss added that Goma had confessed that he committed the dastardly act, noting that she had been receiving treatment at Matazu Health Centre.

Mohammed disclosed that the command had also arrested nine suspected armed robbers at different times in Kankara, Batagarawa, Katsina, Musawa and Malumfashi local government areas.

He said that a total of N490,000 was recovered from some of the suspects, while charms, an AK47 gun, five locally-made pistols, rounds of ammunition, broken safe and army uniforms, among others, were recovered from them.

He added that four thieves were also arrested in Daura for allegedly breaking into shops and carting away four bags of cement and a bundle of roofing sheets.

The commissioner of police said that among the suspects was a woman who was arrested in Runka village of Safana Local Government in connection with the murder of a police constable.

He said the suspects would all be charged to court as soon as the police concluded their investigations.

He reiterated the command’s determination to flush out criminals in the state, and appealed to the public to assist the police by giving them useful information.



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