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Nasarawa school principal arrested for raping a teenager

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The Police have arrested a vice principal in Nasarawa State suspected of raping his female student.

The Police Public Relation Officer, Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, in a statement on Wednesday said the vice principal allegedly raped the 16-year-old student on December 13, 2016.

The statement said that the man lured the girl to a hotel in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state, where he had canal knowledge of her.

The police also arrested three other persons for rape in the state.

The police statement said that two people “disguised as vigilantes, collected phones and raped two female students of Bingham University, Karu“ on Dec. 12, 2016.

It added that another man was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old hawker in an uncompleted building around Lafia roundabout Motor Park on Dec. 11, 2016

The police urged the general public, especially parents and relations of rape victims to report any case of rape to security agencies for appropriate prosecution.

Reacting on the matter, Tina Cyril, Nasarawa State Chairperson of Nigeria Association of Women Journalist, described the incidences as barbaric and satanic.

Cyril said that the association would monitor the cases to logical conclusion, and promised continuous advocacy on the rights of women and children in the state.

She advised parents to always monitor their children especially the girl child, to guard them against any form of abuse.

(NAN)

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