A middle-aged man, Timrimg Napkur, has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a pregnant woman in Plateau state.
The incident is said to have occurred on February 28, 2019, in Gangnim Village, Plateau State.
The suspect allegedly attacked the woman, Zainab Abu, who was seven months pregnant, at the bank of a river she went with her two daughters to wash clothes.
The state commissioner of police, Isaac Akinmoyede, said Timrimg raped the victim, strangulated and pushed her into the river to drown and she eventually died.
“The victim’s two daughters, Aije 7-year old and Khadija 4-year old, escaped and reported the crime to their father,” the police commissioner said.
The suspect, in his response, didn’t deny the allegations, saying he regretted his action.