The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested one Dan’asabe Eddo of Kundami Village, Garaku, Kokona Local Government Area of the state for allegedly raping an 80-year-old woman.

The arrest was contained in a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST on Sunday by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel.

The statement said the suspect, upon interrogation, confessed to having committed the crime, blaming the devil for his action.

The statement reads, “Upon a complaint lodged at Garaku Division on 14/1/2022 at about 2230hrs, that one Dan’asabe Eddo M of Kubasha village, Kagarko LGA, Kaduna but a resident of Kundami Village, Garaku, Kokona LGA of Nasarawa State nocturnally went into the residence of an 80 years old woman who stays alone at the same village and forcefully had canal knowledge of her.

“Police operatives attached to Garaku Division immediately swung into action and got the suspect arrested.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to the commission of the offence and blamed it on the devil.

The PPRO said the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Lafia for profound investigation.

The Commissioner, however, urged members of the public to pay special attention to the elderly and protect them from gerontophiles.

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