By Tonia Okereke
The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a lecturer with the Federal University Nasarawa State, Fred Ayokhai over the assault of a student of the university, Blessing Mathias.
The Nasarawa Police Command announced his arrest via its official Twitter handle, saying, “Sequel to the viral tweet of assault on a female teenager in Lafia, the Command swiftly commenced an investigation into the case.
“It is gratifying to state that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the case while the vehicle used in conveying the victim to an undisclosed location where she was assaulted has been recovered. Efforts are ongoing to arrest the remaining suspects still at large”.
A video of Blessing being beaten and her clothes cuts with a pair of scissors by Ayokhai went viral on social media with netizens condemning the actions of the lecturers and his sons.
According to Punch newspaper, the attack on Blessing was done in retaliation the lecturer’s daughter, Emmanuella was beaten by Blessing for trying to snatch her boyfriend identified as IG. Their fight ensued after she discovered that Emmanuella had her boyfriend’s number in her phone, which she refused to delete. The said lady gathered her friends to beat Emmanuella. She was seen slapping Emmanuella and hitting her from different angles, asking her to delete the number.
The Ayokhai returned for revenge days after one of them was beaten over allegations she wanted to snatch her friend’s boyfriend.
Emmanuella in the company of her father, Fred Ekpe Ayokhai, and his brother, Praise Shola, and others attacked Blessing in retaliation. They also drove Blessing to an unknown location as captured in a viral video, Ayokhai used scissors to cut off Blessing’s clothes.
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