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96 Rape Suspects Arrested in Kano Between April & May 2017



The Kano State police Command, on Tuesday said it had arrested a total of 96 suspected rapists in the state between April and May.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya, said at an interaction with newsmen in Kano that 77 of the suspects had been charged  to court, while eight cases were under investigation.

He said the suspects are between ages 23 and 75.

“It is disheartening to note that from April to date we have recorded 85 incidents of rape and other related offences. A total number of 96 suspects were arrested and 77 cases have already been charged to court for Prosecution,” he said.

Majiya expressed regret that indecency and unnatural offences have been on the increase in the state.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, has made it a priority to ensure that all such cases were thoroughly  investigated and prosecuted.

The PPRO assured the public that the police would continue to apprehend all suspects involved in  crimes.

He urged parents and guardians to monitor the movement and behaviour of their children, so as to  keep them away from criminal activities.

Majiya appealed to religious leaders to collaborate with the command in sensitising  the youth on the need to shun evil acts.

He further called on traditional rulers, community leaders and other well meaning residents of the state to join hands with security agencies to fight crime in their communities.


  1. Elleven45

    May 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Not surprised a bit.

    • Darius

      May 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      I’m surprised! How comes he only mentioned the arrest of rape suspects. Aside rape, we know Kano is a hotbed of different crimes. Why did he choose to focus on rape? There is something this man is not telling us.

  2. Jo

    May 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    This statistic is sickening and this is just one state! Today alone, i have heard read about the rape of a 6 year old and a 1 year old. Rape occurrences seem to be on the rise and i don’t think enough is being done to combat this crime. When are we going to develop our society to the extent of getting criminal database and forensics laboratories in states so that perpetrators could be tracked? I hope perpetrators of these despicable crimes are caught and imposed the full punishment prescribed by the law.

    • Anon

      May 24, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      It’s not on the rise, patriarchal societies like Nigeria are hotbeds of sexual assault. My mum had so many stories of rape and assault to talk about from her childhood in the east, and as a university student in the southwest. However, reporting is on the rise, which is a great thing. Nigerians are definitely running from the culture of silence

  3. gbaskelebo still evolving

    May 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Na dem!!! As usual it has to be bad coming from that region.

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