Four men were arrested on charges of rape after allegedly abducting a teenage boy and gang raping him, police in Nigeria said.
Jigawa State police said that they have arrested 41-year-old Auwalu Idris, 28-year-old Abdullahi Rabiu, 25-year-old Nazifi Abba, and 18-year-old Abu Zaid Yusu, after being accused of raping the 16-year-old boy.
According to the police investigation, the boy was abducted and taken to an apartment, where the suspects took turns raping him.
The victim was warned that if he told anyone about the attack, he would be killed. The victim however, filed a complaint with the police as the suspects continued to abuse him for more than 2 years.
The boy was taken to a hospital, where tests confirmed that he had been raped. The suspects were arrested, and they admitted to raping the boy.
If convicted, the suspects face up to one year in prison and 100 lashes.