Kano State Police Command on Thursday threatened to prosecute owners of uncompleted buildings used by rapists in the state.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna issued the threat while speaking with newsmen in Kano on Thursday, following a rise in case of rape in the ancient city.
The police spokesperson disclosed that 33.3 per cent of rape cases recorded in the state was perpetrated in uncompleted buildings.
He said with the worrisome statistics on rape, the command had deployed its men on patrol and surveillance to unoccupied buildings in Kano and its environs to tackle the ugly trend.
“We are warning the general public that henceforth, any rape case perpetrated in an uncompleted building, the owner will be charged as an accomplice.
“Our investigation has shown that 33.3 per cent of rape cases were perpetrated in uncompleted buildings in this state.
“The figure has shown that children and minors are mostly raped in uncompleted buildings in the state.
“All owners of uncompleted buildings in the state have been advised to quickly complete the structures or cover them in a way that criminals will not have access into the places,” he said.
This is coming following the confession of a 32-year-old man, Muhammad Alfa, who confessed that he had raped over 40 women within one year in Kano state.