Friday 22nd September, 2017
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Teenage girl gang-raped for refusing marriage proposal in Kebbi

Teenage girl gang-raped for refusing marriage proposal in Kebbi

A 19-year-old girl sim­ply identified as Has­sana has narrated her ordeal to journalists at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kebbi State command headquarters, as five suspected rapists who raped her were paraded.

She said the suspects conspired to abduct and de­flower her because her fami­ly rejected the marriage pro­posal made by one of them.

The five suspects appre­hended by officials of the NSCDC are Ibrahim Mam­man, 23; Bawa Ayuba, 28; Aminu Ahmed, 25; Umar Farouk, 23 and Muhammed Danjuma, 20. They report­edly lured Hassana out of her parent’s home at Sabon­garin Sakaba to a bush, and took turns to rape her.

In an emotion-laden voice, Hassana said, Aminu (her boyfriend) came to their house at Sabongarin Sakaba in company of his cousin, Umar, and asked her to follow him to a wedding ceremony. “As we were go­ing along the bush path, his machine (motorcycle) de­veloped fault and he asked me to come down. He went to negotiate with two other boys who were on another bike to give me a lift but I refused and I asked him to take me back home.” She added that Aminu got angry and left her in the bush.

“Shortly, two other boys emerged on a motorcycle and they asked me of what happened. I explained to them and they promised to take me home. But instead, they stopped in the bush and demanded sex from me.”

She pleaded with them that she was a virgin but they allegedly forced her down and raped her in turn.

The state’s Commandant, NSCDC, Sammani Moham­med Ringim, said one of the suspects, Aminu Ahmed, had earlier proposed to mar­ry the girl but her parents objected to his proposal.