A lecturer at the Federal University of Lafia (FULAFIA) and his daughter have been arrested for assaulting a female student.


The police command in Nassarawa state confirmed the arrest of two suspects in a statement via its Twitter page.

Further reportage on the matter identified the arrested suspects as the lecturer involved and his daughter.

Earlier, a video surfaced on social media showing the FULAFIA lecturer, named Fred Ayokhai, ripping off the singlet of a young lady, identified as Blessing Mathias, with scissors.


The victim, who was sitting in the back of a vehicle, is seen shedding tears and pleading for lenience.

Although details were still sketchy as of when this report was filed, social media discourse said the male figure in the footage lectures in FULAFIA’s Department of History and International Studies.

It was said that the victim had beaten up the lecturer’s 18-year-old daughter named Emmanuella over a male lover.


The lecturer, it is gathered, then led his daughter’s siblings to assault the victim in retaliation.

It is understood that the victim was driven to the bush where she was stripped and beaten up over the conflict.

In its statement, the police command said two of the suspects involved in the said assault have been detained.

It also said the car used for the act has been confiscated for a thorough investigation.


The police command said efforts are ongoing to arrest some others who might be connected to the case.


“Sequel to the viral tweet of assault on a female teenager in Lafia, Nasarawa state, the Command swiftly commenced an investigation into the case,” the police stated.

“It is gratifying to state that, two suspects have been arrested in connection with the case while the vehicle used in conveying the victim to an undisclosed location where she was assaulted has been recovered.

“An effort is ongoing to arrest the remaining suspects still at large.”

Efforts to ascertain the details regarding the case proved abortive as Ramhan Nansel, the Nassarawa police PRO, insisted that a comprehensive press statement would be issued on the matter after further investigation.

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