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  • Updated: May 18, 2024

Nasarawa: Police arrest varsity undergraduate for allegedly raping co-student

Nasarawa: Police arrest varsity undergraduate for allegedly

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested Gabriel David, a 400-level student at the State University in Keffi, for allegedly raping a 100-level student at the same school.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the state Police Public Relations Officer, announced this while speaking with The Punch correspondent in Lafia on Saturday.

According to Nansel, the culprit was apprehended by police officers from the Agwan Lambu Division near the university in Keffi Local Government Area of the state on May 9, 2024, for allegedly raping the 100-level student.

He said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect travelled to the village where he and the victim come from. So the victim’s parents gave the suspect some foodstuff to give to the victim since they are schooling in the same school.

“When he brought the food items, he l called the victim to come over to his place of residence to collect the foodstuff sent by her parents.

“On her arrival, he lured the victim into his room and had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.”

Nansel went on to say that after his arrest, the suspect was promptly brought to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lafia, where he admitted to perpetrating the murder.

“He will be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigation into the matter,” he added.

Meanwhile, the murder trial of Damian Okoligwe, a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, has been extended till June 7th, 21st, and 27th, 2024, by the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt.

Okoligwe is suspected of murdering his lover, Justina Otuene, a 300-level Biochemistry student at the same university.

He was arrested and paraded by the Rivers State Police Command in 2023 for allegedly attempting to dispose of Otuene's remains, which were discovered in his flat.    

During the trial on Friday, prosecution counsel O.C. Mbaba filed a move to alter the information before the court, which was approved by the trial judge, Justice Chinwe Nsirim.

Justice Nsirim then delayed the hearings to June 7th, 21st, and 27th, 2024, to allow the prosecution counsel to alter the charge and begin the whole trial.

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