The Bauchi State Police Command has given an update on its investigation into a viral video in which a gang of boys were seen torturing some young women in their late teens and early twenties inside an uncompleted building.
Spokesman of the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who confirmed the latest development in a statement in on Wednesday, February 17, said the unfortunate incident was a case of two girls fighting over boys.
Read full statement below:
UPDATE ON INVESTIGATION INTO THE CASE OF HARASSMENT AND TORTURE OF YOUNG LADIES IN VIRAL VIDEO
Recall that on 8th February 14, 2021 the Bauchi State Police Command has reacted to a viral multimedia clip (audio and video) of a torture scene in which some group of young ladies in their late teens and early twenties were being tortured by some gang of boys.
The Command has since vowed to get to the root of the matter and ensure that all erring culprits of the incidence are being brought to book in order to ensure deterrence of future occurrence.
We are pleased to update the general public that our investigation is yielding positively as we are gradually getting to the root of the matter, towards a desired end.
During the cause of our investigation, some of the girls involved in the incident have given various version of the same story all of which boils down to the fact that it was a case of two fighting over boys that degenerated to that unfortunate incidence.
Halima Musa had relied on her sisters/friends Faiza Isiaku, 20, and Hauwau Musa, 21, against their opponent Aisha, 19, of Anguwan Mahaukata, who allegedly relied on the perpetrators of the act identified as Lasa, Mai Laya and Bulbul for an upper hand.
The fight had reportedly started at Bakin Kura between Halima and her team of girls against Aisha after which Aisha escaped to regroup with the said boys, then she dared Halima to meet her at Kofar Dumi where the unfortunate incidence occurred after the girls were rounded up by the boys.
While Halima claimed they didn’t go there with weapons, Aisha claims they did and the boy who was at the center of the fracas was a certain Dusha, revealing that it was Lasa, Halima’s boyfriend who personally shaved her hair with a razor blade.
The girls have since expressed remorse over the matter and advised young ladies their age to desist from unnecessary malice.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Police Command will not pre-empt investigations yet, despite violating human rights and the dignity of the girl child, the Police will listen to the version of the suspects.
To that end, we have invited the suspects but they have refused to honor our invitation, as such, we are intensifying efforts to effect their arrest in order to hear their own side of the story and take necessary action.
While assuring that the general public will continue to be updated as the investigation unfolds, we would like to use this medium to reiterate the need for parents and guardian to maintain strict vigilance of the activities of their wards. It is partinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible.
Community leaders, elders and authoritative persons should also ensure to keep an eye on happenings within their environment and ensure the needed intervention before situations degenerate.