Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping 7-year-old Girl At Church In Benue


Patrick Onoja, a 27 year old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 7 year old girl inside a church at Ngurute, Ogbadibo Local Government Area, LGA. There has been 6 new rape cases recorded by Benue State Police Command in the last one week.

Mr. Garba Mukaddas said the suspects were arrested a few days ago in three Local Government Areas of the state. He said that “on June 9, a case of rape was reported at Orokam Police Division Ogbadibo LGA that 27-year-old Patrick Onoja dragged a seven-year-old child into a Church hall at Ngurute and had carnal knowledge of her.

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“The victim is currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ijadoga while the suspect is in custody and has confessed to the crime. Similarly, a report was received at  ‘B’ Division Police station Makurdi, on June 5, that 28-year-old Terver Awuha who is a family friend of the complainant lured her daughter, Bella who is 6yrs old to his house and defiled her. The suspect has been arrested and has also confessed to the crime.”

Mr Garba added that ‘A’ Division Police Station in Gboko LGA also received a complaint on June 9 revealing that a landlord identified as Apaa Gbafan allegedly intruded his tenant’s house and forcefully raped a sleeping 15-year old girl. The landlord has been arrested and investigations are underway, he said.

“Also in the same Gboko LGA a case of rape was reported at ‘A’ Police Division on June 9 that on that day, 22-year-old Igbadoo Ahondu met one Kumasuun a 14-year-old girl in the farm and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a nearby bush. The suspect has been arrested and the case is still under investigation.”

“Similarly, on June 9 at about 5 pm information was received at ‘D’ Division Police station Ankpa Quarters, Makurdi, that the complainant left her nice, 14-year-old Doofan at home to take care of her daughter while she went to the market.”

He said,

“When she returned from the market, she discovered that one Terzungwe Nyiter who is 30 years old forcefully raped her niece. The suspect was immediately arrested and investigation into the case is still in progress”.

‘B’ Division Police station received another complaint on June 9, around 3pm that Denan Agena of behind Mechanic village Kanshio vehemently raped a 14 year old girl in an uncompleted building, the police commissioner said. He claimed the suspect confessed to the crime during the investigation.

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