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, for allegedly stealing N50,000.
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 money
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 reportedly 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.