A riot policeman attached to the Special Task
Force in Jos, Plateau State was on
Wednesday arrested for râping a four-year-
The girl, simply identified as Helen, was allegedly
râped by the policeman said to be a 32-year-old
corporal, serving with the STF at Rapum in Kassa
area of Barakin Ladi Local Government area.
Our correspondent gathered that the little girl was
first treated for bleeding at the Barakin Ladi
General Hospital and discharged, but by the
following morning, the bleeding became so severe
that she was rushed back to the hospital.
It was gathered that the policeman, who was
recently posted to his duty post, was known as
Dogo by the locals. He was said to have covered his
name and rank with his cardigan to hide his
The parents were said to have reported the case to
the Sector Commander in Barakin Ladi. The
policeman was promptly arrested.
Doctors are currently battling to save the girl’s life.
The suspect is said to have been detained at the
command’s detention facility and would soon be
transferred to the STF headquarters for
STF Media Officer, Capt. Salisu Mustapah,
confirmed the story. He said the suspect will be
tried according to the law.
He said, “This is an isolated case and I must tell
you that we don’t condone this kind of attitude.
The suspect is now under our custody and if at the
end of the day he is found guilty, I assure you that
he will not go scot free.”