Police arrest 23-year-old for raping pastor’s daughter to death

As the case of Ochanya Ogbanje is still fresh on people’s mind with stakeholders all over the country calling for stiffer punishment to rapists, one Eedee Tomnari has been arrested by the Rivers State Criminal Investigative and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for allegedly raping a nine-year-old pastor’s daughter to death.

The 23-year-old suspect was said to have raped the victim after her mother Mrs Eedeebari Gonis-Kogbara, had taken the deceased to a church programme in Khana Local Government Area.

Eedee Tombari upon discovering that the victim had died, later dumped her body at the back of the church’s fence.

The suspect was first arrested by detectives attached to the Bori Area Command and was later transferred to SCIID, where he is currently undergoing further investigation.

Earlier in an interview with journalists, father of the victim, Pastor Peter Gonis-Kogbara, who is a General Overseer of a church in Bodo, said it was the traces of blood that made people to discover where the suspect dumped his dead daughter.

He called on Nigerians to come to his aid and ensure that justice prevails in the matter.

Meanwhile, the state chairperson of Federation of International Women Lawyers, Anthonia Osademe, has commended the security operatives for their quick intervention in arresting the suspect.


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