A 23-year-old man 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.

Eedee Tomnari was said to have raped the victim after her mother Eedeebari Gonis-Kogbara, had taken the deceased to a church programme in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Tomnari was said to have lured the girl out of the church to raped her.

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He was alleged to have covered the victim’s mouth with his hand during the act, suffocating her.

Tombari upon discovering that the victim had died, later dumped her body at the back of the church’s 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 a 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.

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