Police authorities in Zamfara State have commenced investigation into an allegation of rape levelled against a police officer, Abdullahi Ibrahim, attached to the Maradun police division.
A police source who craved anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the suspect had since been detained at the state CID.
Mr Ibrahim was alleged to have raped a 15-year old niece of the Emir of Maradun, Muhammad Garba Tambari.
According to the petition filed by the Emir’s brother, Muhammadu Bello Maradun, the victim was intercepted by Mr Ibrahim on September 2 at about 6.30 p.m. and raped at gunpoint as she was dashing home from a Sallah outing.
The petition, made available to NAN in Gusau on Thursday, further alleged that the inspector conspired with one Aliyu Ibrahim, also known as August, to drag the victim to a location near Maradun on that fateful day.
The petitioner said that his daughter came home with bruises as a result of the inspector’s action.
In his petition which he sent to the governor, the inspector-general of police, commissioner of police in the state, and the speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, among others, Mr Muhammadu appealed for justice in the matter.
Reacting to the incident, the Secretary to the Maradun Emirate Council, Muhammad Maccido, told the press that the council was determined to get justice.
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