Two men identified as Aminu Hashimu, 24, and Lukman Dogara, 18, have been arrested by the police for allegedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl in Nasarawa State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, who made this known in a statement on Friday, said the suspects took advantage of the victim because she was deaf.
Nansel said, “On March 2, 2023, around 06.30 pm, a complaint was lodged at the Obi division that one Aminu Hashimu, 24, and Lukman Dogara, 18, both males of Owolosho Street, Obi LGA, Nasarawa State, criminally conspired and raped a teenager of 15 years.
“Upon receipt of the report, investigation and manhunt were launched by police operatives attached to Obi division for the suspects.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects lured the victim who had hearing impairment to their residence on Okpe Street, Obi, and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.”
The police spokesperson said the victim was immediately taken to a hospital for medical examination after the incident.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba, had ordered a comprehensive investigation into the case.