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IDP Commits Suicide After Being ‘Raped By NGO Official’



A female Internally Displaced Person identified as Aisha Umar has committed suicide after an official of an International Non-Governmental Organisation allegedly raped her.

It was disclosed that Aisha who is into menial jobs for survival was reportedly lured to the apartment of the suspect at 303 Housing Estate, near Dalori IDP camp, Maiduguri, under the guise of cleaning the place.

The 35-year-old suspect, Huzaif Adam allegedly raped Aisha when she came into his apartment.

A source disclosed that the cry of the victim attracted neighbours to the apartment of the suspect, but he had already raped her by then.

It was gathered that the neighbours of Adam forced his door open, however, the victim who was traumatised rushed to the kitchen of the suspect where she picked up a knife and used it to stab herself.

Aisha died moments later at the hospital.

A police officer who spoke with Daily Trust on the incident disclosed that the suspect who was been detained at Gwange Division of Borno Police Command after his arrest has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

He said, “We arrested the perpetrator but he has now been transferred to the SCID. His case file is in Gwange Divisional of Police.”

Executive Director Women in the New Nigeria and Youth Empowerment initiative, Comrade Lucy D Yunana, said she visited both Gwange Police Station and the University of Maiduguri to ascertain the incident.

She said: “I was contacted via my office and I called Commissioner of Sport after the incident happened around our Area 303/202 EFCC area. I saw the perpetrator and interviewed him, and also saw the corpse of the innocent girl at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). It’s a really sad incident; justice should be served.

“The girl was crying and quoted as saying, ‘Why would you do this to me?’ Instead of bringing shame to my parents after deflowering me, I rather die than go home.”