Posted by News Express | 9 May 2020 | 2,089 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A 36-year-old woman residing at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka temporary site in Anambra State has been raped twice in one night by an alleged notorious criminal who was recently released from prison.
The suspect identified as Emeka Okeke was said to have harassed and threatened the victim with a fake gun around 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday before taking her to a building in Okochi, Okpuno, where he forcefully had sex with her.
A statement on Saturday by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said: “On the 7/5/2020, a 36 years old woman resident at UNIZIK temp-site Awka, reported at B Division Awka that at about 9pm of 6/5/2020, while departing with her friend at Okochi Okpuno, a man later identified as Emeka Okeke ‘m’ aged 28 years alias “Aso Rock” followed her closely, raised his shirt to show her a ‘gun’ tucked in his waist, and threatened to shoot her dead if she did not submit herself to his sexual demand for Carnal knowledge.
“Consequently the frightened victim, believing it was a real gun, and under the fear of being shot dead, followed him to a building in Okochi where he forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“Again while being led out of the scene, the suspect forcefully led her to the premises of Community Primary School Okpuno, where he had another rounds of sex with the victim.”
Mohammed said that following the report, the suspect was trailed and arrested by police detectives in conjunction with vigilante group attached to Opuno Community.
According to him, a search was conducted on the suspect instantly and the handle of a cutting hand saw, semblance of a shot gun, which he concealed underneath his shirt, was recovered as exhibit.
He added: “Upon interrogation the suspect voluntarily confessed to the alleged crime.
“The suspect is also a notorious offender who recently returned from the Correctional Centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter.”
Mohammed said the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination and is presently receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP John B. Abang, has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Awka for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.
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