The Police in Adamawa State have confirmed the arrest of one Obiora Patrick, 39, for allegedly raping his nine-year-old step-daughter in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the arrest was coming after few hours of parading some notorious rape suspects and other criminal gangs in the state.
The development was contained in a statement issued by DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, on Tuesday in Yola.
The statement said the Police Command in Adamawa State wished to inform the general public of the arrest following its fight against sexual assault on women and children.
Nguroje said: “The Command on July 20, arrested one Obiora Patrick, 39-year-old, a resident of No. 46 Hospital Road, Jimeta, Yola North for raping his nine-year-old step-daughter.
“The suspect upon his arrest volunteered confessional statement while the victim is undergoing medical screenings.
“The command, however, calls on members of the general public to key into the fight against sexual assault on women and children and cautions parents/guardians to closely monitor their wards.”
It said the command would do all it could to protect lives and property of the citizens and called on people to continue reporting any suspicious movement or character to the nearest police post.