Lady raped to death found in Plateau


Lady raped to death found in Plateau

Apprehension on Sunday enveloped Jos North local government area of Plateau State following discovery of the body of a lady suspected to have been raped to death was found close to Harris Filling Station at Farin-Gada, part of the council area.


An eyewitness, who confided in The  Nation said that the discovery of the body caused tension within the area as residents and students staged a protest. 

But they were resisted by the security agencies, which arrived at the scene before it got out of hand.


It was gathered from an eyewitness narrated  that the lady, identified as Ruth, was found half-naked with her underwears hanging on her legs, indicating that she had been raped.


"The lady's underwear was hanging on her legs, an indication that she was raped. Her legs were dusty; this depicted that there was a struggle or, probably, she was raped somewhere and her corpse dumped there. She was also stabbed.


"It was discovered that she lived at Zaruma in Farin-Gada and recently got a job in Rayfield K. She was returning from work on Saturday evening at 8pm when she learnt that she had met an untimely death at the hands of these unscrupulous elements."


Another account said the victim had a disagreement with her boyfriend, a member of a cult, who reportedly killed and dumped the corpse. 

It was also gathered that miscreants took advantage of the protest to attack innocent traders at the tomato market. Farin Gada before the intervention of security agents. 


However, Plateau spokesman DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the incident, said the police have commenced an investigation into the matter.


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