The Police Command in Adamawa has apprehended a 36 years old man, Ja’afar Adamu, for allegedly raping 21 years old neighbour’s wife while wearing a mask at Anguwan Diocese Kala’a in Hong Local Government Area.
SP Suleiman Nguroje, command Public Relations Officer PPRO, disclosed this in a statement issued in Yola on Tuesday.
Nguroje said that the suspected rapist was arrested on Sept. 15.
“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, haven been recognized by the victim, he fled away through the window,” he stated.
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, Mr Afolabi Babatola, frowned at the ugly incident and directed Officer in charge of Family Support Unit to take over investigation and ensure diligent prosecution of the perpetrator.
“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.”