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.