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Rapist kills woman, child at riverside for resisting rape

The 18-year-old suspect had brutally killed the 36-year-old woman, Talatu Usman, and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area for resisting to be raped.

A rapist, who murdered a nursing mother by the riverside, where she went to bathe with her child, has been apprehended by the police in Adamawa.

The 18-year-old suspect had brutally killed the 36-year-old woman, Talatu Usman, and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area for resisting to be raped.

The spokesman for the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the suspect allegedly attacked and killed the victim by the riverside, where she went to take her bath alongside her child.

“The Adamawa State Police Command on June 6, 2022, apprehended an 18-year-old suspect for the brutal murder of one Talatu Usman, 36, and her one-year-old child in Lamurde Local Government Area.

“The victim was said to have resisted an attempt by the suspect to rape her, as he overpowered her and pressed her down into the water, where she died.

“As if this was not enough, the suspect took the child, who was crying uncontrollably on the riverbank and pressed him into the water until he became lifeless.

“On the strength of that, the suspect was arrested by the command operatives attached to Lamurde divisional police headquarters following a report received by the victim’s husband, Alh. Usman Abdul, who is distraught over the loss of his wife and child,” he said in a statement obtained by Persecondnews.

Nguroje said Police Commissioner  Sikiru Akande has ordered discreet investigation into the incident.

He said the suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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