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2 arrested for raping 15-yr-old in Nasarawa

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The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has arrested no two suspects who allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in the state.

In a statement on Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, the police said the suspects took advantage of the victim because she was deaf.

According to him, the suspects were tracked down and apprehended in Obi and Lafia local government areas respectively.

The statement reads in part, “On 2/3/2023 at about 06:30pm, a complaint was lodged at Obi Division that one Aminu Hashimu, 24 years of age and Lukman Dogara, 18 years, both males of Owolosho street, Obi LGA of Nasarawa state criminally conspired and raped a teenager of 15 years.

“Upon receipt of the report, an investigation and manhunt were launched by police operatives attached to Obi Division, for the suspects.

“Consequently, on 3/3/2023, the aforementioned suspects were arrested at different locations in Obi town and Lafia, respectively.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects lured the victim who had hearing impairment to their residence at Okpe Street, Obi, and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.”

The police spokesperson added that the victim was immediately taken to the hospital for medical examination after the incident, noting that the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba, had ordered for a comprehensive investigation into the case.

“Upon conclusion, the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution to serve as a deterrent to others,” the statement added.


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