ByÂ Emeka MAMAH
Seven persons including a police constable have been arrested by the Kaduna State police command over alleged rape and murder.
According to police sources the police constable allegedly killed a tanker driver in Zaria on Thursday just as one of the suspects allegedly killed a man inside a mosque.
However, five of those arrested were reported to have â€œgang_rapedâ€ aÂ 13- year- old girl in Narayi area ofÂ Kaduna metropolis yesterday.
Six persons whose ages range between 13 and 15 years were allegedly involved in the rape case but one of the suspects is still at large.
It was also learnt that another suspect whose tribe was given as Tiv also stabbed two sisters over a quarrel about a missing lap- top. One of the victims died on the spot while the other is now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
Police sources told Vanguard that the killing of the tanker driver nearly turned into serious crisis as villagers in Zaria where the alleged murder took place went on rampage, attacking policemen on road blocks in the area.
The sources said: â€œthe policeman stopped the tanker driver and he failed to stop. HeÂ pursued the driver and shot him inside the vehicle.
â€œThis led to our men who were on road blocks being attacked. Already the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tambari Yabo Mohammed has directed that the policeman be given orderly room trial, preparatory to his dismissal before being charged to court.
â€œAlso in Narayi yesterday, six teenagers raped a 13- year- old girl in turns until the girl became unconscious. The victim is now receiving treatment at St. Geraldâ€™s Hospital, Kaduna while five of the boys have been arrested.