Adamawa State Police Command apprehended a 52-year-old man identified as Enoch Kwaleji, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Sangere Jabbi lamba, Girei Local Government Area, on 15 november.
The suspect who resides at Salama House Sangere jabbi lamba, Girei allegedly lured the victim to an unfinished building at around 7 p.m. and forcefully had an undue carnal relationship with her. The incident was reported to Divisional Police Headquarters, Jabbi Lamba, by the victim’s mother.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect is the deputy headmaster of the senior section of the Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS), Abba Murke, in Song local government area.
Confirming the incident, state police command spokesman SP Suleiman Ngoruje said the state police commissioner frowned at the petulant incident and ordered the officer in charge of the family unit to take charge of the investigation and ensure diligent prosecution.
The police chief is also advising members of the public, especially parents, to watch their children, especially girls, against criminally-minded elements wandering around looking for who to take advantage.
He also assures the Adamawa State government and the general public of the command’s tireless efforts to ensure that it ends all forms of gender-based violence and promised immediate prosecution of any perpetrator deemed insufficient.