The Police in Kebbi on Saturday arrested three men accused of raping a pregnant housewife for listening to an “offensive” Islamic sermon.
The suspects, Yusuf Ahmed, Muazu Mohammed, and Bawa Ibrahim, were nabbed for raping a housewife (name withheld).
The offence was committed in Ula-Ira town in the Ngaski Local Government Area of the State.
A Deputy Commissioner of Police, Garba Saleh, said in Birnin Kebbi that the accused had been charged to a Magistrates’ Court for theft, criminal intimidation, rape and criminal trespass.
He said the victim was raped over an offence ostensibly committed by her husband, stressing that she identified the rapists, who also said they wanted to teach her husband a lesson.
Mr. Saleh said that one Bawa Ibrahim had complained to the district head of the area about the “offensive” sermon of Malam Maiguduma, played by the husband of the victim.
The accused felt offended that Mr. Dantillo defied their demand to desist from playing the sermon to public hearing.
He said that one of the accused, Bawa Ibrahim, confronted and threatened “to deal” with the husband of the rape victim.
The accused utilised the departure of Mr. Dantillo on a fishing expedition to abduct and rape his wife.
The deputy commissioner said the accused also dispossessed their victim of N150, 000 cash.
He said the victim personally identified all the suspects and confirmed that Mr. Ibrahim, who threatened Mr. Dantillo, was also arrested and would be prosecuted soon.
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