The suspects and victim paraded by the Police.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Police command has arrested two suspected rapists who allegedly had unlawful canal knowledge of a 15-year-old girl in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed and made available to our correspondent in Lafia on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel.

The PPRO who narrated that the suspects were able to take advantage of the victim because she was deaf, added that they were tracked down and arrested in Obi and Lafia Local Government Areas respectively where they were hiding.

Nansel said, “On 2/3/2023 at about 06:30pm, a complaint was lodged at Obi Division that one Aminu Hashimu, 24 years of age and Lukman Dogara, 18 years, both males of Owolosho street, Obi LGA of Nasarawa state criminally conspired and raped a teenager of 15 years.

“Upon receipt of the report, an investigation and manhunt were launched by police operatives attached to Obi Division, for the suspects.

“Consequently, on 3/3/2023, the aforementioned suspects were arrested at different locations in Obi town and Lafia, respectively.

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“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects lured the victim who had hearing impairment to their residence at Okpe Street, Obi, and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.”

The Police spokesperson said the victim was immediately taken to the hospital for medical examination after the incident, adding that the Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Baba, had ordered for a comprehensive investigation into the case, and upon conclusion, the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.