Family of 14-year-old boy detained by police for alleged rape petitions NASS, others

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Family of 14-year-old boy detained by police for alleged rape petitions NASS, others

The family of a 14-year old boy detained by police since Feb. 5, in spite of court order to release him, on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to intervene in the matter.

The family, in the petition written by its lawyer, Ishaka Dikko, SAN, and sent to the I-G; the Chairman, PSC; the Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, and the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, urged them to prevail on the police to obey the court order.

Justice Yellim Bogoro of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, had, on Feb. 24, made the order, directing the police to release the minor on bail.

Dikko stated that the 14-year old, an SS1 student of Jofaq International College, Lafia, was arrested on Feb. 5 by the police from the “A” Division Police Station, Lafia, on the allegation of rape.

“In spite of the minor’s denial that he did not commit the offence, the police has continued to keep him in detention.

“All efforts to have them…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper