A female Internally Displaced Person (IDP), Aisha Umar, stabbed herself to death after allegedly being raped by an official of an International Non-Governmental Organisation, Huzaif Adam in Borno state.
According to Daily Trust, the deceased who was into menial jobs for survival, was reportedly lured to the apartment of the suspect at 303 Housing Estate, near Dalori IDP camp, Maiduguri, under the guise of cleaning the place.
The 35-year-old suspect was said to have forcefully had sex with her when she came into his apartment.
A source said the victim’s cry for help attracted neighbours to Adam’s apartment, but he had already raped her by then.
The neighbours were said to have forced his door open.
The source said the victim, who was traumatised rushed to Adam’s kitchen where she picked up a knife that she used to stab herself and died moments later at the hospital.
A police officer, who confirmed the incident said the suspect was detained at Gwange Division of Borno Police Command after his arrest but he was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Daily Trust reports.
“We arrested the perpetrator but he has now been transferred to the SCID. His case file is in Gwange Divisional of Police,” the officer said.