Plateau State Police Command has said it has recorded 19 rape cases from February to date.

Commissioner Mr. Undie Adie, who briefed reporters in Jos at the weekend, lamented the increasing rate of defilement, saying 24 suspects had been arraigned.

“It is regrettable that the command is witnessing an increase in cases of rape.

“Between February and now, we have recorded 19 rape cases involving 24 suspects.

“We have concluded investigations and arraigned the suspects,” he said.

Adie urged parents to monitor their daughters, to prevent them from falling prey to criminals.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the command in January arrested three youths for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl at Angwan Rogo in Jos North Local Government.

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