A total of 124 suspected rapists and sodomites have been arrested by the police within three months in Kano state.
Parading the suspects before newsmen, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Musa Majia said the police had recorded 115 cases of rape, sodomy and other acts of gross indecency in the state between April and June, 2017.
DSP Majia explained that 128 victims were involved in the crimes out of which 124 suspects had been arrested, 94 cases charged to courts, while 13 cases were under investigation.
The police spokesperson expressed sadness over the increasing rate of such crimes across the state, assuring that the police would continue to do their best to curtail the situation.
He said, “The state Commissioner of Police, Rabi’u Yusuf has promised that police will use professionalism and diligence in investigating any case bordering on rape and sodomy. Anybody that is found guilty in such crimes will be prosecuted in the court of law.”
He, therefore, urged the general public, especially parents and guardians, to be cautious and guide their children against the ugly trend.
He also appealed to religious leaders, traditional rulers and other well meaning members of the society to join hands in fighting the social vices.
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