GOMBE — Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have arrested 22-year-old Mohammed Inuwa of Herwagana quarters, Gombe for attempting to rape an 80-year-old blind woman, Malama Hannutu Baba.
The Gombe State Commander of NSCDC, Mr Joel Khestossen said, Tuesday, that the suspect was arrested on August 23.
Khestossen said the suspect was charged to Kasuwan Shanu Magistrates’ court and later remanded in prison custody on the orders of the magistrate.
According to him, the suspect gained entry into the blind woman’s house under the pretext of looking for one Kabiru Sani, a student of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gombe.
He said: “When he entered the house, there was nobody, as everybody had gone to the mosque except the blind woman.
“When she heard his footsteps, she asked who the person was and the suspect did not talk but quietly went and grabbed the woman.
“He started struggling with her as he tried to force her to have sex with him.
“Unfortunately for him, the woman’s grandson, Malam Mohammed Baba, returned from the mosque and discovered what was going on. He raised an alarm which attracted people to the house.”
He said the people overpowered the suspect and handed him over to NSCDC.
He appealed to the public to always report such cases to the appropriate security authorities for necessary action.