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An associate professor with the Department of History and International Studies, Federal University of Lafia, Dr. Fred Ekpa Ayokhai has been arrested by operatives the Nasarawa State Police Command for assaulting a female student of the institution.
The police also arrested alongside one Emmanuela Ekpa Ayokhai, while the vehicle belonging to Fred which was used in conveying the victim to a location along Kwandere road, Lafia where she was assaulted was recovered by the police.
The Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, disclosed this via a statement issued on Saturday.
Nansel added that preliminary investigation revealed that Ayokhai and the victim had a misunderstanding over a man named IG.
“The victim accused Emmanuela of snatching her supposed boyfriend and assaulted her. In retaliation, Emmanuela mobilised her family, went after the victim and got her assaulted as well.
“The Commissioner of Police, AIG Adesina Soyemi, has ordered an intensive manhunt for the other fleeing suspects and further directed that those arrested should be charged to court for prosecution upon conclusion of investigation at the State Criminal Department, Lafia,” the police spokesperson stated.
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