A 22-year-old Fulani herdsman, Abubakar Mojumba, has been arrested by the Nigerian Police for the alleged kidnap and rape of a 22-year-old woman, Sadiat Musa.
He was said to have kept Sadiat in a forest, where he and his gang members raped her serially for three days, Daily Post reports.
Mojumba was one of the 16 suspects paraded by the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, at the state police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan at the week-end.
The other 15 suspects were arrested at different parts of the state for armed robbery and theft.
Weapons such as guns, cutlasses, local bulletproof jacket, mobile phones, wrist watches, expended cartridges, cars, motorcycles and so on.
Odude told journalists that Mojumba, arrested on June 7, 2017, “And others now at large conspired together and kidnapped a 22-year old female victim from her residence at Elewuro Village, Iganna to a thick forest in Iwere-Ile, where she was held hostage for three days and they sexually abused her before she was rescued from her abductors.
“While abducting the victim, the hoodlums also stole her husband’s motorcycle with which she was taken away. The suspect was later arrested with the assistance of the villagers while trying to negotiate ransom with victim’s family members”.
Mojumba who spoke through an interpreter, confessed that he participated in the illegal operation because his gang members promised to give him motorcycle.
“Before we left them on that day, we collected the husband’s phone number so that we could negotiate the ransom.
“The following day, we went back to the house to drop our phone numbers for easier negotiation. My colleagues promised to give me a motorcycle after the ransom must have been paid. But, now all of them have run away”.
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