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80-year-old woman allegedly raped in Nasarawa

By Abel Abogonye, Lafia
17 January 2022   |   1:44 am
The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Mr Dan’asabe Eddo, a 43-year-old man, for allegedly raping an 80-year-old woman in the state.

The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Mr Dan’asabe Eddo, a 43-year-old man, for allegedly raping an 80-year-old woman in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer ASP Ramhan Nansel, disclosed this to journalists on Sunday.

The police said that the suspect who is an indigene of Kaduna State but resides in Garaku in the Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State went to the house of the 80year old woman who lives alone and forcefully raped her.

“One Dan’asabe Eddo, a 43-year-old man of Kubasha Village, Kagarko LGA, Kaduna, but a resident of Kundami Village, Garaku, Kokona LGA of Nasarawa State, nocturnally went into the residence of an 80-year-old woman who stays alone at the same village and forcefully had canal knowledge of her.

“Upon receipt of the complaint, Police operatives attached to Garaku Division immediately swung into action and got the suspect arrested. Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to the commission of the offence and blamed it on handiwork of the devil,” the statement read in part.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia, for further investigations.

Adesina urged members of the public to pay special attention to the elderly to guard them against such occurrences.