MOPOL Inspector Rapes 13-Year-Old Student In Benue
A Mobile Police (MOPOL) Inspector, simply identified as John, has been arrested and detained at Ugba Police Station for allegedly raping a 13-year-old female student in Ayilamo, Tombo ward of Logo Local Government Area in Benue State on Thursday, November 12.
A community leader in Ayilamo, Hon Wuam Hilega said the incident occurred at about 5pm on Thursday, November 12, TheNation reports.
He told the publication that five female students of Tombo Community Secondly School, Ayilamo were sent on errand by their games-master to fetch water from a nearby well, close to the MOPOL quarters.
The community leader said the mobile police inspector, who was with a broom sweeping called one of the girls, stressing;
The girl, Philomena Torhile, was afraid but the police inspector threatened to deal with her if she didn’t respond, so the other girls advised her to go.
But when Philomena Torhile approached the police inspector, he immediately dragged her into the room, pulled her cloths and raped her.
Hon. Hilega further stated that the other girls ran back to the school and reported to the principal of Tombo Community Secondary School and other staff, who mobilised to the house of the policeman and had to break the door to gain entrance.
He revealed that the policeman was caught in the act naked while the young girl who was naked was found bleeding.
Hon. Hilega said this sparked tension in Ayilamo, as angry youths attempted to lynch the policeman, but was saved due to the timely intervention of the principal of Tombo Community Secondly School, Mr. Aondona Akumbul. The youths however torched the police post in Ayilamo and smashed doors and window.
A team of Operation Whirl Stroke, who were called to salvage the situation, whisked away the inspector to Anyiin Police Station before he was 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 Benue State Police Command in Makurdi for thorough investigation.