The Benue Police Command says it has arrested a suspect (name withheld) for gang-raping a female teenager along with three others in Obi Local Government Area of the state.
Catherine Anene, the state Police public relations officer, PPRO, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Makurdi.
Anene said that the alleged gang-raping took place on January 24 at Itakpa-Ito, in the local government around 7:30 p.m.
She said that they conspired and raped the teenage girl while on her way back from the river, made videos of the act and posted the same online.
“She was on her way to visit her sister at Itakpa-Ito, and four men intercepted her on the way, dragged her to a room and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.
“They made a video of their act and shared it on social media for public viewing.
“The victim was rushed to hospital where she received treatment and has been discharged.
“One of the suspects has been arrested and efforts are being made to arrest the other suspects at large.
The command will definitely bring perpetrators of such inhuman acts to book, “he said.