Crime

Man rapes teenager, infects her with HIV

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The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, on Tuesday said a 13-year -old girl was raped by one Edet James Asuquo, who also infected her with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Inuwa said the accused has been charged to court.

The police commissioner said Aauquo confessed that he was aware of his HIV status and had vowed to spread the virus as much as he could.

Inuwa disclosed that the girl was confirmed HIV positive after a routine medical test.

The police commissioner, who briefed journalists on the achievements on the state police command in the last two weeks, said during the period under review a total of 25 suspects were arrested for various offences ranging from armed robbery, attempted murder, assault on police officers, possession of fake currencies and unlawful possession of fire arms, among others.

Items recovered included five AK 47 rifles, seven magazines and 200 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, four locally made pistols, one locally made single barrel gun, one battle axe, eight live cartridges, one Mercedes Benz truck with registration number DAL 222 XA loaded with suspected stolen wheat and N380, 000 cash.

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