Gombe Man Rapes Minor ‘On Grave’

A Gombe-based man, Reuben Azariah has allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl on a grave in Kultungo Local Government Area of the Gombe State.

The suspect who resides in Tarmana ward, Kaltungo local council was later arrested by the police following a complaint lodge at Kaltungo Divisional Police Office by the victim’s mother.

Confirming his arrest, the spokesperson of the command, Mahid Muazu, said: “on September 2, at about 8:30 pm, a complaint was received from the girl’s mother that on the same date at about 8pm, the suspect took her daughter to a grave site in her compound and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her on top of the grave.”

“Upon receipt of the complaint, police officers attached to Kaltungo Division swung into action and arrested the said Reuben Azariah.”

The police spokesman added that the victim and the suspect were taken to General Hospital, Kaltungo, for medical examination.

However, Muazu noted that the case is under investigation after which the suspect would be taken to court to face the wrath of the law.


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