A man identified as Eedee Tombari has been arrested by the Rivers State Criminal Investigative and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for allegedly raping a nine-year-old pastor’s daughter to death.

It was gathered, that mother of the victim, Mrs Eedeebari Gonis-Kogbara, took the deceased to church for a programme in Khana LGA of the state, when the 23-year-old suspect went inside, raped the girl and after he discovered that she gave up the ghost, dumped her body at the end of the church fence.

The suspect was first arrested by detectives attached to the Bori Area Command and was later transferred to SCIID, where he is currently undergoing further investigation.

Earlier in an interview with journalists, father of the victim, Pastor Peter Gonis-Kogbara, who is the General Overseer of a church in Bodo, said it was the traces of blood that made people discover where the suspect dumped his dead daughter. He called on Nigerians to come to his aid and ensure that justice prevails in the matter.

Meanwhile, the state chairperson of Federation of International Women Lawyers, Anthonia Osademe, has commended the security operatives for their quick intervention in arresting the suspect.

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