The Delta State Police Command has launched a manhunt for a father who allegedly masterminded the gang-rape of his 16-year-old daughter in Ogwashi Uku, headquarters of Aniocha south council area of the state.
It was gathered that the suspect identified as John of Agidiehe quarters accosted the victim on the road while on an errand for her mother and accused her of stealing his N50,000.
According to Tribune Online, the mother of the girl had separated from the suspect for the past ten years.
The suspect was said to have earlier beaten the woman mercilessly in her rented apartment and thereafter met the daughter on the road, accusing her of conniving with the mother to steal the money.
The man was said to have dragged the daughter into his house where he allegedly arranged for some boys to inflict multiple injuries on her before the suspects who are also at large allegedly took their turns raping her.
Some persons in the neighbourhood broke into the room, rescued the girl and rushed her to the state hospital in Ogwashi Uku where she is currently receiving treatment.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday April 20, said it was the mother of the girl that reported the matter to the police.
According to him, the police can not confirm the authenticity of the story since statements were yet to be extracted from the father and daughter adding efforts were being made to arrest the fleeing dad.
Meanwhile, activist Harrison Gwamnishi also confirmed the incident, adding that pictures of the victim are too bad to share.
“My mother had sent me to her sister to tell her how my father beat her and it was on my way that my father met me and took me to the house and locked me inside where the boys inflicted wounds and he, my father shaved my hair,” the girl was quoted as saying.