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NSCDC Parades Two Suspects for Allegedly Raping Minors in Kwara State

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NSCDC Parades Two Suspects for Allegedly Raping Minors in Kwara State
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended two suspects accused of raping two minors in Kwara State. The suspects include a 49-year-old teacher and a 39-year-old private security guard. The rising incidence of rape in the society and the need for parents and guardians to be vigilant is highlighted by the NSCDC commandant, Umar Mohammed.

In a bid to combat the rising incidence of rape in the society, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has successfully apprehended two suspects accused of sexually assaulting minors in Kwara State.

The suspects, identified as Balogun John and Idowu Yahaya, were paraded on Wednesday after separate incidents of rape were reported to the authorities.

According to reports, 49-year-old Balogun John, who serves as a teacher in a private school in Kwara State, allegedly raped his 17-year-old stepdaughter at Osere area in Ilorin.

On the other hand, Idowu Yahaya, a 39-year-old private security guard, is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl in an office at Gaa Akanbi, Ilọrin.

The NSCDC commandant, Umar Mohammed, expressed deep concern over the increasing rate of rape cases in the society and emphasized the crucial role parents and guardians play in protecting their children and wards.

"Rape is one of the fastest-rising violent crimes in our society, and we must work together to put an end to it," stated Commandant Umar Mohammed during the parade.

He called on parents and guardians to establish a close bond with their children and pay attention to any signs or behavioral changes that could indicate abuse.

The commandant further advised that parents should engage their children in open conversations about sexual education, consent, and the importance of reporting any form of assault immediately.

Improved security measures, such as increased surveillance, proper verification of individuals working closely with children, and the establishment of sexual abuse prevention programs, were also suggested by Umar Mohammed as part of the collective effort to tackle the menace of rape.

He reiterated the commitment of the NSCDC to ensuring the safety of citizens, especially vulnerable groups like minors, and promised that the suspects would face the full wrath of the law.

While the suspects await trial and legal proceedings, the incident serves as a wake-up call to society to remain vigilant and actively protect children from such heinous crimes.

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