In Anambra, ex-convict rapes 36-year-old woman

Anambra state Police Command, Saturday, said they have arrested a-28 year old man, Mr Emeka Okeke, for allegedly having a canal knowledge of a 36-year-old woman at Okochi village in Okpuno, Awka South local government area of the state.

Okeke, who recently returned from the correctional centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter, had through the aide of his ‘gun’ reportedly forced the woman to a nearby building where he had intercourse with her before taken her to a primary school building for the same act.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, SP Haruna Muhammed, the victim reported the incident to B Division of the police in Awka on Friday, and a team of detectives in conjunction with vigilante group attached to Okpuno Community arrested the suspect.

“On the 7/5/2020 a 36 years old woman resident at UNIZIK temp-site Awka,  reported at B Division Awka that at about 9:pm  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 carnal knowledge with the victim.

“Following the report, the suspect was trailed and arrested by police detectives in conjunction with vigilante group attached to Opuno Community. 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.Upon interrogation the suspect voluntarily confessed to the alleged crime. 

Meanwhile, victim was taken to the hospital for medical Examination and presently receiving treatment.The suspect is also a notorious offender who recently returned from the correctional centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter.

However, the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has ordered for immediate transfer of the csse to the State Criminal investigation department CID Awka for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution please,” he added. 

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