The Adamawa State Police Command on Tuesday disclosed that its operatives arrested the Vice Principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Enoch Kwaleji for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Sangere Jabbi Lamba, Girei Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the arrest of the 52-year-old, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, the State’s Police Commissioner, Sikiru Akande, has ordered a detailed investigation into the accusation against the VP, whose school is located in Abba Murke in the Song Local Government Area of the state.
“The suspect, a resident of Salama House in Sangere Jabbi Lamba, Girei, on November 15 at about 1900hrs, lured the victim to an uncompleted building and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
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“The incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Jabbi Lamba by the victim’s mother,” he said.
Akande equally advised members of the public, particularly parents to be watchful of their children, especially the girl-child against criminally minded elements.
He assured the state government and the general public of the command’s unrelenting efforts to end all forms of gender-based violence.
Akande also promised immediate prosecution of any perpetrator found wanting.