The Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended a 36-year-old man, Ja’afar Adamu, for allegedly raping his 21-year-old neighbour’s wife at Anguwan Diocese Kala’a in Hong Local Government Area.
SP Suleiman Nguroje, the Command’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued in Yola on Tuesday.
Nguroje said that the suspect was arrested on September 15.
He said: “The suspect was said to have on same date, around noon, haven noticed the absence of the victim’s husband to the farm, entered into the house and thereafter forcefully had an undue carnal knowledge of her.
“Investigation, so far reveals that the suspect was wearing a black face mask and also carried a knife which he used in threatening the victim to comply with his demands.
“Unfortunately for him upon committing the act his mask fell off, having been recognized by the victim, he fled through the window.”
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He said the incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters Kala’a by the victim’s husband.
Nguroje stated that the Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, frowned at the ugly incident and directed the Officer in charge of the Family Support Unit to take over the investigation and ensure the diligent prosecution of the perpetrator.
He added: “The Police boss who sympathised with the husband of the victim over the unfortunate incident, equally calls on the members of the public to key into the Command’s efforts in fighting all forms of Gender-Based Violence.”