The suspect of last week's rape and murder attempt in Plateau's Bokkos Local Government Area has been declared wanted.

Mr. Ibrahim Abdulrahaman, Thursday allegedly inflicted severe knife wounds on Miss Naomi Mallan in an attempt to rape her.

His father, Mr. Abdulrahaman Muhammadu on Friday submitted himself to Police to assist in apprehending him.

The suspected rape and murder attempt was reportedly foiled by a group of passersby who impounded and handed over his abandoned cattle to securities after he slipped off their hands.

The 70yr old father of the suspect had appealed that he be handed over to Police wherever he was seen.

After days of "unsuccessful" search however, Mr. Muhammadu on Monday reportedly approached parents of the victim for truce, it was learnt.

The offer was however rejected.

"All we want is for the boy to be provided to face the consequences of his actions," a family member said.

Mr. Muhammadu has however taken over the treatment of the victim.

He voluntarily undertook to treat the victim after the failed peace meeting he initiated, it was gathered.

It is not known if there is an official search for the 17yr old suspect or it is only left to his father alone.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Tyopev Terna, Plateau State Command was still expecting a report on the case when contacted on Monday for comments.


Mr. Abdulrahaman Muhammadu, father of rape suspect and the rape victim