Police officer dismissed for alleged kidnap of 14 year-old girl in Lafia

The Nasarawa State Police Command said it has dismissed a constable, Yaseer Sani, who was arrested for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old hawker,Halima Abdullahi, in Lafia.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer(PPRO), DSP Kennedy Idirisu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lafia that the culprit was dismissed after the disciplinary procedure had been concluded.

According to Idirisu, the suspect was arrested in Angwan Reirei village following complaints from the victim’s guardian, Mr Umaru Saidu, that the girl was found in the house of the suspect when she left home to hawk soya beans on Dec. 29, 2017.

Meanwhile the command also arrested another suspect, Wisdom Yakubu, residing in Ombi II in Lafia on December 29, 2017 for allegedly raping 11-year-old girl.

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Idirisu stated that the arrest followed a report by the victim’s uncle, Mr Alheri Moses, adding that the command’s Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department had begun investigations into the two cases.

The spokesperson said the command was determined to purge itself of bad eggs in line with the vision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

He, therefore, urged the public to report any act capable of breaching public peace to the nearest police station or any of the following emergency numbers: 08108795930 08112692680 and 08123821571.