The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obi Ward, Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has been arrested for allegedly raping two girls aged 12 and 13 years.
The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Mohammad Oyimoga Oyigye who confirmed the incident noted that he saved the suspect from being lynched by angry youths.
It was gathered that the politician lured the girls to his room when they entered his residence to fetch water from a well.
Oyigye said the suspect has been transferred to Lafia to forestall breakdown of peace in the area.
The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Bola Longe has confirmed the incident.
“I have directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Lafia for discreet investigation after which the suspect will be charged to court.
“The police, under my watch, are warning would-be rapists to have a rethink or face the wrath of the law.
“I am assuring the public of the police command’s commitment to arrest and prosecute anyone found wanting no matter how highly placed,” he said.