A 42-year-old resident of Ngwalam, a village in Numan local government area of Adamawa State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
The man, Ahmadu Idris, was reported to have lured the minor who sells clothing materials by asking her to take the materials to his wives.
The father of the victim, Mallam Musa Abubakar explained that immediately his daughter entered the suspect’s house, the suspect directed her to proceed to his second wife’s apartment where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her after he allegedly threatened to kill her if she resisted his moves.
Abubakar added that the suspect’s second wife came back home and caught them in the act and that she reacted by screaming, thereby attracting the attention of neighbours.
He stressed that they reported the matter to the ward head of Ngwalam who advised them to move to the police station in Numan town.
The Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje has confirmed that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Numan local government area brought the matter to the police headquarters in Yola
Nguroje added that the incident occurred last week when the teenage girl was sent by her grandmother to sell some wrappers to neighbours.
Nguroje assured that the matter would be duly investigated and the culprit prosecuted.