Two suspects involved in the assault of a teenage girl in a recent viral video have been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command.
As seen in the viral videos, the teenager was involved in an argument with another girl, Emmanuela Ekpa Ayokhai (presumed to be her friend) over a lover.
Ella, however, involved her family members, who allegedly took the victim to a bush, stripped her naked and continued beating her.
In a press release posted on its Twitter page, the Nasarawa police command said; “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.”
“Effort is ongoing to arrest the remaining suspects still at-large,” the Command tweeted.
Ella’s father is Dr. Fred Ekpa Ayokhai, an associate professor with the Department of History and International Studies, Federal University of Lafia (FUTLAFIA).
“In continuation of the relentless pursuit of all suspects connected to the case of assault that was captured in a video that has gone viral, be informed that the duo of Bob Praise Ayokhai 23yrs, a 300-level student of the Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Lafia and Saint-Dan Ayokhai, 21yrs old both males have been arrested for being parties to the commission of the dastardly act.
“The Command wishes to assure members of the public that no stone will be left unturned in the course the investigation as all outcome will be made public.”
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