Nasarawa cop rapes his niece, Ekiti’s father impregnates his stepdaughter
A police inspector attached to the State Intelligence Bureau of the Nasarawa State Police Command allegedly raped and impregnated his 15-year-old niece.
The State President of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Rabiatu Addra, said so during a press briefing in Lafia on Wednesday.
She explained that a whistleblower reported to FIDA that the victim had been repeatedly raped by the suspect, who was her uncle.
Rabiatu further said that the policeman has been arrested and has pledged to ensure he is prosecuted.
While calling on law enforcement authorities to ensure a thorough investigation, she said FIDA would follow the case until justice was served.
She said, “Upon receiving information from the whistleblower, FIDA, in collaboration with the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Response Team, facilitated and mobilized police officers to arrest the suspect.
“Our team, together with the police, took the victim to hospital and paid for her treatment but unfortunately she lost the six-month-old baby.
“The state Department of Justice has additionally footed the bill for a DNA test as part of the ongoing investigation to determine the true culprit.”
Rabiatu said the victim was discharged from hospital and reunited with his family.
“We call on victims of abuse to always have the confidence to speak up so we can provide them with the support they need,” she added.
Efforts to reach Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Ramhan Nansel were unsuccessful as he did not respond to phone calls and text messages sent to his cell lines.
In a related development, Ekiti State Police arrested a man, Babatunde Ojo, for allegedly raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter-in-law in Obadore, Omuo Ekiti, in the Ekiti East region of the ‘State.
State Police Commissioner Moronkeji Adesina said the suspect was arrested by officers from the State Department of Criminal Investigation Command’s Juvenile Protection Center on July 22.
The CP, in a statement by Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, titled “Ekiti Police Command arrests man for raping and impregnating his 15-year-old stepdaughter,” said the suspect , who had confessed to the act, would be brought to justice in due course. .
Adesina said: “The victim, who is already four months pregnant, claimed that the suspect, who is also her stepfather, had illegal carnal relations with her before and after she became pregnant.
“She explained that the stepfather started raping her when her mother gave birth by caesarean section and had to spend around three weeks in the hospital, leaving her and the stepfather at home.
“According to her, the stepfather used to have illegal carnal relations with her at home when her mother was away and often lured her into the farm and defiled her, after which he threatened her that he would never do it. tell anyone or face the consequences.
“During questioning, the suspect confessed to having committed the crime and claimed that it was the work of the devil. The suspect will be brought to justice accordingly.