BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State Police Command has arrested a suspected rapist who forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge with a thirty-six years old woman, resident at UNIZIK Temp-site Awka.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Haruna Mohammed (SP) stated that the thirty-six years old woman reported at B Division Awka that while departing with her friend at Okochi Okpuno, a man later identified as Emeka Okeke 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 .
According to the statement, 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.
It further stated that while being led out of the scene, the twenty-eight years old suspect forcefully led her to the premises of Community Primary School Okpuno, where he had another rounds of carnal knowledge with the victim.
The statement has it that following the report, the suspect was trailed and arrested by police detectives in conjunction with vigilante group attached to Okpuno Community and search was conducted on the suspect instantly and the handle of a cutting hand saw, semblance of a shotgun, which he concealed underneath his shirt, was recovered as exhibit.
Furthermore it stated that upon interrogation the suspect voluntarily confessed to the alleged crime.
The statement said that meanwhile, the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination and presently receiving treatment, adding that the suspect is also a notorious offender who recently returned from the Correctional Centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter.
The statement stated that the Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang, has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation department CID Awka for discreet investigation after which the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID