Police arrest Quranic teacher over rape of five-year-old girl in Gombe

The police in Gombe State have arrested a 26-year-old Quaranic teacher, Bilyaminu Halilu, for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl who is his student.

  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Halilu was a teacher at Raudatul Quaranic Primary and Secondary School by-pass Gombe.

  The Commissioner of Police in Gombe State, Mohammed Mukaddas, told newsmen in Gombe on Friday that the suspect was arrested on November 1.

  According to him, the suspect took the girl to his office, laid her on the table and had unlawful carnal of her.

  He said that the mother of the girl noticed blood in the girl’s private part while bathing her in the evening the same date and when she asked the girl, she said that the teacher was responsible.

  The commissioner said that the teacher was arrested and he confessed to the crime and would soon be arraigned in court for prosecution.

  Similarly, the commissioner added that on Oct. 28, the police arrested one Zakari Shehu of Dawaki quarters in Gombe in connection with a case of homosexuality where he allegedly lured a 12-year-old boy into his shop located at Tashan Dukku and abused him.

  He said that the suspect had confessed to the crime and he would soon be charged to court. (NAN)

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