The police in Katsina State have arrested three teenage boys in Danmusa Local Government Area for allegedly gang raping and drowning a 13-year-old girl to death in a pond.
Police Spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this during a press briefing on Wednesday in Katsina.
Isah said that the suspects were aged between 15 and 16.
Isah said, “On Friday 14th 2020 around 3:45pm, based on the tip off, the command succeeded in arresting the trio.
“All from Danmusa town, they allegedly conspired, attacked and gang raped a 13-year-old girl from Dutsen-Dadi village in Danmusa Local Government Area in their farmland on August 14, 2020.
“The suspects are Mubarak Lawan 16, Anas Ibrahim, 15 and Aliyu Mika, 15; all from Danmusa local government,” he said.
He added that after raping the victim, they threw her into a nearby pond, as a result of which, she drowned.
The spokesman added that the victim’s body was later discovered and taken to Danmusa Hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
Isah revealed that during investigation, the suspects confessed to have committed the offence.
“In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the commission of the crime. Investigation is ongoing” he added.