The police in Bauchi State on Thursday arrested a suspected serial rapist recently granted pardon by the government as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The suspected rapist, one Yusuf Bako, was arrested on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ahmed Wakili, for allegedly defiling a four-year-old girl at the Yakubu Wanka area of Bauchi metropolis.
The police image-maker stated that the said Bako, a 50-year-old man, upon being interrogated confessed to the crime, adding that he was arrested and imprisoned for similar offences in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
Bako who confessed to the crime told the police he lured one Hauwa’u Jamilu ‘F’ aged 4 years to a mosque located at Aminu Street and had carnal knowledge of her.
“When interrogated, he stated that he was arrested and imprisoned sometime in the year 2011 and 2015 for similar offences.
“Further, he claimed to be among the fortunate inmates recently pardoned by the state on the eve of coronavirus,” the PPRO stated.