MOPOL Inspector Rapes 13-Year-Old Student In Benue

A mobile police inspector, whose name was given simply as John, has been arrested and detained at the Ugba police station for the rape of a 13-year-old student in Ayilamo, Tombo district of Logo local government area in the Benue state.

The incident allegedly took place on Thursday 11/12/2020 in Ayilamo.

Narrating how the incident happened to The Nation, a community leader in Ayilamo, Hon Wuam Hilega said that around 5 p.m. Thursday, five students from Tombo Community High School, Ayilamo, were sent to do a errand by his gamemaster to fetch water from a nearby Well, near the Mobile Police headquarters.

He said the mobile police inspector, who was sweeping with a broom, called one of the girls.

“The girl, Philomena Torhile, was afraid, but the police inspector threatened to take care of her if she did not respond, so the other girls advised her to leave.”

“But when Philomena Torhile approached the police inspector, he immediately dragged her into the room, took off her clothes and raped her.”

Hon. Hilega told The Nation that the other girls ran back to the school and informed the principal of Tombo Community High School and the rest of the staff, who mobilized to the policeman’s house and opened the door.

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Hilega said the policeman was caught naked while the girl was naked, bleeding.

He said there was tension in Ayilamo, as angry youths pounced on the policeman and tried to lynch him, but the timely intervention of the Tombo Community High School principal, Mr. Aondona Akumbul saved him.

However, the youths set fire to the Ayilamo police post and smashed doors and windows.

A team from Operation Whirl Stroke, called in to salvage the situation, took the inspector to Anyiin Police Station before being taken to Logo Divisional Police Station in Ugba on Friday.

The Divisional Police office in Ugba confirmed the incident and said the suspect will be transferred to the Benue State Police Command in Makurdi for a thorough investigation.