The arrest of a school teacher, Mr Terseer Maikyo for allegedly raping a JSS 1 student in Ukum Local Government Area of the state has been confirmed by Benue Police Command.
This was contained in a press statement on Friday signed by the Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
The statement stated that Maikyo was arrested on Oct. 8, and would soon be charged to court.
It further stated that another man, Nelson Omanka from Obi Local Government, who was also arrested on Oct. 9, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, had been charged to court.
The police also added that two people had been apprehended by detectives on Oct. 7, in connection with the murder of one Fidelis, a student of University of Science and Technology Calabar, Cross-River State.
The suspects were named as Emmanuel Williams and James Ulem.
The statement read: “Two white and blue coloured axes, one machete, a bottle of concoction, five handsets, and wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian-Hemp were recovered from them.”
“Five robbery suspects – Lubem Tseer, Tertsea Ephraim, Peter Yaigh, Joseph Gyan and Aondaana Tarhembe – were apprehended in their hideout in Gboko with a single barrel gun, one cartridge and assorted charms.
“Two Toyota Corolla vehicles and assorted phones were also recovered from five robbery and kidnapping suspects operating along Ugbema/Adikpo road.”