Autopsy Reveals Adult Gang-raped to Death in Taraba

An autopsy report conducted on a body of an 18-year-old girl found lifeless in Yorro Local government of Taraba State, revealed that she was gang-raped.

The deceased, Wassa Joel, was reportedly gang-raped to death on Saturday and her body was found behind a mountain in Jalingo, the capital of the state, according to a PREMIUM TIMES report.

The medium reported that deceased had left her family house in the evening to visit her aunt in Lakanviri which is about 10 kilometres away from Jalingo.

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“She left our family house around Bishop’s Court in Jalingo, to Lankaviri on Saturday evening and decided to follow through a small market road to make her journey shorter when the criminals raped her to death.

“On Sunday morning when a little boy who was hawking firewood discovered her dead body by the roadside, ran back to inform his parents of what he saw.

“When the boy’s parents and other residents moved to the scene they discovered it was the lifeless body of my younger sister Wassa,” her elder brother, Ayuba Solomon, narrated.

He added: “We did not touch her, we invited the security personnel operating in the area to see and advise us on what to do.

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“The security men, consisting of the military and the police, came and advised us to convey the corpse to the mortuary and allow for a security investigation.

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“We took the corpse to Federal medical centre Jalingo and the doctor after conducting the needed test, he confirmed to us that the victim was gang-raped before she was eventually killed.

“I wish to appeal to the security operatives to deepen their investigation so that the perpetrators would be brought to justice,” he said

Usman Abdullahi, spokesman for Taraba Police Command, confirmed the incident, saying, the police evacuated the body of the lady to the hospital where an autopsy revealed that she was raped to death.

Abdullahi said the commissioner of police has directed that the matter is thoroughly investigated and that the criminals are arrested.


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