The police have apprehended a man in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State for purportedly kidnaping a 13-year-old girl and raping her in a bush.

It was learnt that the incident occurred when the girl was returning from the crossover night with her father.


The police stated that the suspect threatened the girl with a dagger and forced her into the bush.

Loveth Odah, Police spokesperson, confirmed the incident. Odah explained: “While they were coming back from crossover night, the suspect approached them under a dagger and abducted his daughter and took her to a nearby bush and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

“The suspect has been arrested. The Commissioner of Police was very angry about the incident.

That night was supposed to be a day people were supposed to be reflecting, thinking, making their new year resolution to behave better, to be better than where they were last year.


“The suspect is in our custody and the law will take its cause. The matter is being investigated by the trafficking section of the state police command.”


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