A 53-year-old lecturer at the Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa, Dr Fred Ekpa-Ayokhai, alongside three of his children were arraigned before a court in Lafia for allegedly brutalizing a 20-year-old student of the institution, simply identified as Blessing.
The former Head of Department (HOD), History and International Relations at the federal university of Lafia was arraigned on six (6) count charges of criminal conspiracy, housebreaking and criminal force or assault to a woman with intent to outrage modesty, kidnapping and inflicting physical injury on another.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nansel Rahman, all the suspects were arraigned before Justice Aisha Bashir-Aliyu, the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State in Lafia, Wednesday.
The statement reads in part, “Dr Fred Ekpa-Ayokhai, 53-year-old; Emmanuela Ayokhai, 18-year-old; Bob Praise Ayokhai, 23-year-old; and Saint-Dan Ayokhai 21-year-old were on October 26, 2022, arraigned at High Court 1, Nasarawa State before Justice Aisha Bashir-Aliyu, the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State on six (6) count charge of criminal conspiracy, housebreaking and criminal force or assault to a woman with intent to outrage modesty, Kidnapping and Inflicting Physical Injury on another.”
“The case has been assigned to the High Court, for trial while the suspects have been remanded in prison custody pending formal arraignment,” the statement concluded.