The Yobe State Police Command says it has arrested one Sani Sale, a vulcaniser, for raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Gadaka town, Fika Local Government Area of Yobe.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, disclosed this in a Friday statement in Damaturu, the state capital.
He said the incident occurred on February 10 at about 7 am, when Sale, 38, lured the teenager, a bean cake seller, into his residence under the pretext of buying the cake.
Abdulkarim said Sale assaulted, abducted and raped the victim, who was later found dead in the suspect’s residence on February 11.
“Immediately he committed the alleged crimes, Sale fled to Gombe and it was there our detectives trailed and arrested him.
“Preliminary investigation also shows that the suspect had divorced his wife. He took advantage of her absence to perpetrate the crime,” the spokesman said.
Abdulkarim said the case would be transferred to the state CID, Damaturu, for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution.
There has been an upsurge in the number of rape cases lately in Gadaka.
On February 8, one Faruk Mohammed was also arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 90-year-old woman in the area.