Police Officer Allegedly Rapes and Impregnates 15-year-old Niece in Nasarawa

An officer with the Nasarawa State Police Command is accused of sexually assaulting and fertilizing his 15-year-old niece.

The suspect, who is allegedly an Inspector with the Special Investigations Bureau of the Nigerian Police (SIB) under the direction of the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, was imprisoned in the state CID in Lafia while the investigation is ongoing after being taken into custody on July 18, 2022.

At a news conference on July 27 in Lafia, the State Chairman of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Mrs. Rabiatu Addra, verified the occurrence.

Mrs. Addra claimed that a source had informed authorities that the 15-year-old victim had been frequently sexually assaulted by an uncle when she was living with him after her father passed away.

She said that on receipt of the whistleblower’s report, FIDA in conjunction with the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response team (SGBV) facilitated and mobilised the police, which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“Our team with the police took the victim to the hospital and paid for her treatment but unfortunately she lost the six-month-old baby. The state ministry of Justice further paid the bill for a DNA test as part of the ongoing investigation to ascertain the real culprit.” the FIDA chairperson said.

She said that the victim has been discharged from the hospital and is now safe and has been reunited with her family.

Mrs Rabiatu Addra said that the group would not stop until justice is served and appealed to the police to ensure a thorough investigation of the matter.

“The team is always ready and prepared to promote, protect and serve the rights of women and children. We are appealing to victims of abuse to always have the confidence to speak out so that we can render the necessary support to them,” she added.

Addra also urged the police command in the state to ensure a thorough investigation of the matter.

Meanwhile, it was further gathered that the JSS 3 student began to suffer rape shortly after she began to live with the suspect.

According to a report by Citizen’s Centre For Justice, Leadership and Peace, the officer allegedly laced soft drink with drug and gave her when the wife was not around.

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