Crime Watch

Man arrested for abducting, impregnating 20-yr-old lady

The police in Yobe State have arrested a man, Mallam Auwalu Haruna, for allegedly abducting and impregnating a 20-year-old lady.

Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, said the father of the victim reported the suspect, a self-proclaimed marabout.

Abdulkarim said police recorded 34 cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and related crimes between January and June 2024, with 85% currently undergoing trial and a few convictions secured.

He stated that the latest incident came to light when Alhaji Mohammed Kellu filed a complaint at the Tarmuwa Divisional Police Headquarters that his daughter had been abducted by one Auwalu Haruna on June 6, 2024.

According to him, officers who embarked on a thorough search, were able to track the kidnap suspect and the young lady to Anguwan Arewa, Gaya Local Government Areas of Kano State.

After her rescue, a medical examination was conducted and it revealed that she was two months pregnant. The victim disclosed that she was coerced into drinking a medicinal concoction, which rendered her unconscious and vulnerable to the perpetrator’s actions.