Sharia (Hisbah) police arrested a police officer identified as Basiru in Rumawa, Ungogo local government area of the state, after he was accused of sexually exploiting underage girls and women.
It was inferred that Basiru and his accomplice, one Jamilu, now at large, used a house in the Rumawa area where they allegedly lured girls and women for their “nefarious activities”.
A Hisbah official, who confirmed the incident anonymously, said the suspect was arrested after community members raised the alarm about his activities.
In addition, it was learned that a 16-year-old girl, previously declared missing by her family, was found in the suspect’s custody.
A guardian of the teenager, Usman Ahmad, said she was missing for two days.
“They (Basiru and Jamilu) built the house in the Rumawa area and use it for the sexual exploitation of underage girls and other victims. My daughter disappeared for two days, but then she was found in the police apartment. Basiru was arrested and his friend Jamilu, who is the owner of the house, is now a fugitive ”. Ahmad said.
The matter had been transferred to the KwaKwachi Police Station for further investigation.