The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested one Dr. Fred Ekpa Ayokhai, and his daughter, Emmanuela for assaulting Blessing Mathias over a boyfriend snatching issue.
A couple of videos had made rounds on the internet where the victim, Blessing was brutally beaten and stripped by the lecturer, his daughter, and others.
Another video also shows an initial attack on Emmanuela over claims of taking a man’s number without consent.
In a statement released by the State’s police command, the culprits have been arrested and are to be charged in court.
“POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Sequel to the viral tweet of assault on a female teenager in Lafia, Nasarawa state, the Command swiftly commenced investigation into the case. It is gratifying to state that, two suspects namely: Dr. Fred Ekpa Ayokhai, an associate professor with the Department of History and International Studies, Federal University of Lafia and one Emmanuela Ekpa Ayokhai have been arrested in connection with the case while the vehicle belonging to Dr Fred which was used in conveying the victim to a location along Kwandere road, Lafia where she was assaulted has been recovered.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Emmanuela Ekpa Ayokhai and the victim had a misunderstanding over a man named IG. The victim accused Emmanuela of snatching her supposed boyfriend and assaulted her.
In retaliation, Emmanuela mobilised her family, went after the victim and got her assaulted as well. The Commissioner of police, AIG Adesina Soyemi has ordered an intensive man hunt for the other fleeing suspects and further directed that, those arrested should be charged to court for prosecution upon conclusion of investigation at the State Criminal Department, Lafia DSP Ramhan Nansel Police Public Relations Officer For: Commissioner of Police Nasarawa State Command.”
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