Nigeria: Police apprehend man for allegedly raping 16-year-old girl on a grave

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Officers from the Gombe State Command apprehended Reuben Azariah of Tarmana ward, Kaltungo Local Government Area, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl on a grave.

Mahid Abubakar, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed his arrest to newsmen on September 2 at about 8:30 p.m., saying a complaint was received from the girl’s mother that on the same date at about 8 p.m., the suspect took her daughter to a grave site in her compound and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her on top of the grave.

Following receipt of the complaint, Kaltungo Division police swung into action and arrested the aforementioned Reuben Azariah.

Mahid stated that the victim and suspect were taken to General Hospital in Kaltungo for medical examination, and that the case was being investigated before being brought to court for justice.