One Bako Anjeh has been arrested by police in Nasarawa State for raping a 17-years-old girl to death.
The 36-year-old committed the crime in the Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Ramhan Nansel, made this known in Lafia, the state capital, on Sunday.
He disclosed that the suspect forced the victim to consume gramoxone, a chemical used for killing grasses, in order to deprive her of the strength and vigour to resist, before proceeding to have carnal knowledge of her.
He said the tracking and eventual arrest of Anjeh followed a complaint lodged at the Akwanga Area Command by the victim’s father, Mr. Dimka Sarki.
Sarki claimed that his daughter was lured and defiled by the suspect, who hails from Angam village, Akun Development Area of Nasarawa Eggon LGA.
He said, “A complaint was lodged at Akwanga Area Command by one Dimka Sarki, that one Bako Anjeh lured his daughter to his room and tried to have unlawful carnal knowledge of her. The suspect hails from Angam village in Akun Development Area of Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area.
“When she refused, he forcefully gave her gramoxone, a chemical substance used in killing grasses, to drink, which made her weak then. He proceeded and had carnal knowledge of her.
“Upon receipt of the complaint, Police operatives attached to Akwanga Area Command swiftly moved to the scene and got the suspect arrested.
“The victim was taken to Ola hospital in Akwanga LGA for medical treatment where her statements were taken before she later died at the same hospital and the corpse was deposited there for post mortem examination.”
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, has directed the suspect to be charged to court for prosecution after the investigation is concluded at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia.