Nigerian girl gang raped and killed

The outgoing Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said the attackers caught the Nigerian girl and took her to an abandoned structure where they committed the atrocity and fled.

The police narrated that the victim was on her way to her parents’ store after closing from school when the incident occurred.

The residents in the area heard the noise and called the police thinking it was a robbery incident.

“The information first came as a robbery incident so police quickly dispatched a team to Ggblo Kpalsi. Police arrived at the scene timeously and we met some eye witnesses at the said suburb of Tamale but it turned out to be a homicide scene; because a 12-year-old girl was gang raped and later strangled to death,” ASP Tetteh said.

A colourful scarf was found tightly clutched around her neck and it is suspected the object was used in the murder.

The body was taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital where she was pronounced dead and a quick postmortem checks revealed stains of blood and semen on the private part of the victim.

Samples of the exhibits were taken by investigators who have begun a full-scale probe into the mysterious incident.

The police say they suspect a contract killing or the attackers killed the victim to conceal their identity and crime after realising they may be exposed.

“So far we have not arrested any suspect but we are suspecting that is either a contract killing or the parents of this particular young lady might had problems with somebody and the person wanted to extend their anger on this young innocent girl or the third scenario could be that during the act she might have identified some of these suspects and just to cover up they decided to strangle her to death,” ASP Tetteh suggested.

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