Police in Anambra state have arrested a three man job racketeering syndicate after they abducted and sexually assaulted a woman they promised to give a job as a make-up artist.
The syndicate lured the victim to Abba Junction along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, promising to link her up with the job and promptly abducted her.
The woman was kept in an uncompleted building for a week and sexually assaulted repeatedly by the men who collected N400,000 for her release from her relatives.
According to Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command who confirmed the incident,
“Today (Saturday), at about 2:pm, police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested Ekwugha Innocent Chinazo ‘m’ aged 25years of Awkuzu, Chidiebere Ogoegbunam ‘m’ aged 24years of Egbu Awkuzu and David Nnaemeka ‘m’ aged 19years of same address.
“The suspects had on the 13/9/2020 (last Sunday) lured a 24 years old lady residing at St Michael hostel, Unizik Temporary site, Awka under the pretext of securing her a beauty make up job.
“They picked her up at Ukpo junction along Enugu- Onitsha Expressway and took her to an isolated building at Awkuzu where they allegedly raped the victim repeatedly while in captivity for two days despite collecting a ransom of four hundred thousand Naira (#400,000) from her relatives.
“The suspects have voluntarily confessed to the crime and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination. Investigations are still ongoing after which suspects would be brought to book.”