The Police Command in Niger has arrested two sexual predators operating in the state: Peter Ayemoba, and Ezekiel Yonana.
Ayemoba of Rafin Sanyi area in Suleja Local Government Area, was arrested for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his two daughters.
Yonana was nabbed for raping an 85-year-old woman.
ASP Wasiu Abiodun, Command Public Relation Officer (PPRO), disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Minna on Thursday.
Abiodun said that Ayemoba sexually assaulted his daughters, now aged 20 and 23, between 2013 and 2019.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect usually threatened to kill them and commit suicide if they denied him carnal knowledge,” the PPRO said.
He also said that police detectives attached to Kagara division in Rafi Local Government Area have arrested one Ezekiel Yonana, 25, for raping an 85-year-old woman in Tukunguna village.
Abiodun said the incident occurred on May 23 at about 23:00 am while the old woman was asleep.
According to the PPRO, the suspect, a resident of Unguwar Ya’u Tunguna village criminally trespassed into her room and threatened to kidnap her for ransom.
“The suspect forcefully had canal knowledge of the 85-year-old before she was rescued by her grandson.”
Abiodun said that the two suspects had confessed to the crimes and would be charged to court.
He appealed to residents to volunteer information about suspected criminal elements in their midst.