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The police in Bayelsa State on Wednesday confirmed that a former Chairman of Sagbama local government area, Mr. Pere Peretu, was invited and quizzed over an allegation that he attempted to rape a 13-year old girl.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, said some persons in the council area claimed that the former council boss attempted to have canal knowledge of the minor.
He said: “There was no official complaint of rape or attempted rape against the former council boss.
“When the police got wind of the development, we invited the former local government boss and discovered that the case of rape against him was unsubstantiated and unfounded.
“We invited the alleged victim and she denied any canal knowledge of her by the chairman.
“There was not official report against him.”