After passing through a traumatic experience of being raped all night by a man literarily described by the police as a beast from hell, the curtain seem to have closed for a 15-year-old girl (names withheld), as medical examination has confirmed her assailant HIV positive.
The teenager was said to have left her home at Mararaba, in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State at about 11.am penultimate Saturday to hawk sachet water, popularly known as pure water, when fate dealt her a fatal blow.
An harbinger of pain, sorrow and agony came in the form of one Abubakar Atiku, who, on accosting her, seized the money she had so far realized from the sale of water for the day, which he used as a bait to lure her to his residence.
It was learnt that having succeeded in luring her home, Abubakar not only raped her repeatedly, but also held her hostage till the next day when she was found naked at his residence by a search party which was raised when the girl did not return home the previous day.
He was promptly arrested by the police and detained at the ‘A’ Division, Mararaba, before being transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Nasarawa police command in Lafia, where he presently cooling his heels.
Sadly, the police said Atiku was confirmed to be HIV positive after all necessary medical tests were conducted on him. This discovery, according to sources, has become a dilemma for his victim and her parents.
Nasarawa State police spokesman, ASP Umaru Ismaila Numan who confirmed the incident, was silent on the medical status of the girl. He simply said investigation was in progress.