School principal Kwaleji accused of raping minor in Adamawa


Just for illustration: Rape victim

By Ibrahim Kado

A 52-year-old man, Enoch Kwaleji, has been arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl in Sangere Jabbi Lamba, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

SP. Suleiman Nguroje, the Adamawa Police Command’s spokesman, stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Yola.

Nguroje revealed that the suspect is a vice principal at a Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) senior section in Song local government area, Abba Murke.

“A resident of Salama House Sangere Jabbi Lamba, Girei, lured the victim to an uncompleted building on November 15 at about 1900 hrs. and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.”

“The incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Jabbi Lamba by the victim’s mother,” he said.

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Nguroje said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sikiru Akande, had directed the officer in charge of the Family Unit to take over the investigation and ensure diligent prosecution.

Akande equally advised members of the public, particularly parents, to be watchful of their children, especially girls, against criminal-minded elements.

He assured the State government and the general public of the command’s unrelenting effort to end all forms of gender-based violence.

Akande also promised immediate prosecution of any perpetrator found wanting.


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