An ex-convict, Emeka Okeke, has been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command after raping a lady twice while wielding an “improvised” gun.
The 28-year-old suspect reportedly raped the 36-year-old victim at Okpuno, Awka South Local Government Area, close to Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) temporary site on Friday.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed that Okeke recently returned from the Awka Correctional Centre for manslaughter.
Mohammed said, “On the 7/5/2020 a 36 year 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 demand to have carnal knowledge of her.
“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 round 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 Okpuno 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.
“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.”
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The police spokesman disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, had ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID).
He said the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of discreet investigations.