The Kano Police Command has confirmed that in the past two months, 96 rape suspects were arrested in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Magaji Majiya while briefing newsmen on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, said that 77 of the suspects had already been charged to court while eight cases were still under investigation.
DSP Majiya added that the suspects' ages ranged between 23 to 75, which has further raised concerns on the prevailing acts of rape in the state.
“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."
The police spokesman admitted that the issue of rape in the state have been on the increase, adding that Commissioner of Police, CP Rabiu Yusuf has made it a major priority to ensure that all such cases were thoroughly investigated and prosecuted.
DSP Majiya further assured the members of the public that the police will not stop in their continuous fight in apprehending all suspects involved in such unspeakable crime, urging parents and guardians to always monitor the movement and behaviour of their children, so as to restrict them from getting involved in criminal activities in the state.
He also appealed to religious leaders to collaborate with the command in sensitizing the youth on the need to shun evil acts and 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.