An Inspector of Police serving at the Nasarawa State Police Command has been arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating his 15-year-old niece.
The victim later lost the six-month-old pregnancy.
The niece reportedly lives with the police officer attached to the State Intelligence Bureau of the Nigeria Police Force in Nasarawa State.
Nasarawa State Chairman of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Mrs. Rabiatu Addra, made the revelation on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Lafia, the State capital.
According to her, a whistle blower reported the incident.
Addra said the Inspector has been arrested for the crime.
She said: “On receipt of the information by the whistle blower, FIDA in conjunction with the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response team, facilitated and mobilised police officers to get the suspect arrested.
“Our team with the police took the victim to the hospital and paid for her treatment but unfortunately she lost the six-month-old baby. The State Ministry of Justice further paid the bill for a DNA test as part of the ongoing investigation to ascertain the real culprit.”
Addra said the victim has been discharged from the hospital and reunited with her family.