A man accused of theft, Mohammed Faruk, was arrested by police for breaking and entering the house of a 90-year-old woman, beating and raping her in the Gadaka area of Yobe province.
Faruk allegedly raped the disputed her around 2pm on Monday.
According to a police report, the victim was rushed to hospital after the incident and a doctor’s report confirmed that he had penetrated her and the suspect’s semen was found in her genitals.
The woman was found unconscious after being repeatedly raped by the suspect.
Police later detained 35-year-old Faruk who had pleaded guilty to the crime.
Dungus Abdulkarim, the State Police Public relation Officer, said the suspect would be charged in court at the end of the investigation.
He said, “On February 8, at around 2pm, police from the Fika Divisional Headquarters arrested Mohammad Faruk of Gadaka town, who entered the room of a 90-year-old woman in the same Gadaka area and molested, beat and raped her. .
“Preliminary investigations indicate that the perpetrator committed the rape. A medical examination confirmed the entry and identification of sperm which is believed to be the culprit’s.
“The case is currently being investigated and will be referred to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.”