TV PRESENTER DRUGGED AND GANG-RAPED IN NIGER

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By Laleye Dipo in Minna

A gang of six men  are reported to have raped an 18 year old private Television Station presenter in Lapai town of Niger state.

The incident took place on Saturday.

It was learnt that the presenter was on her way home from office when she received a phone call from someone she apparently was familiar with.

According to a reliable source, the caller asked her to come to the Kobo Primary School, near the Emir’s Palace in the town, a call she responded to.

It was learnt that on entering one of the classrooms where the caller was waiting, she became dizzy after which she was given “something to drink” which made her to sleep off.

Before then, according to the findings, her phone was collected , the SIM card was removed and all information in the phone were deleted.

She was thereafter ganged raped and left on the floor in the classroom.

The Founder of the Lapai TV station Mr Aliyu Abdullahi Kure confirmed the incident to THISDAY saying it was the mother of the presenter that informed him of the incident.

Aliyu Abdullahi Kure said the presenter was taken to the hospital where medical experts confirmed she was ganged raped.

He said despite being drugged the victim was able to identify one of the victims leading to his arrest.

Niger State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun, when also contacted, confirmed the story, adding that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime and that investigation into the incident was ongoing.

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