Anambra: 3 in Police net for abduction, raping job seeker after collecting N400, 000 ransom


Three suspects were arrested by the Police Command in Anambra for an alleged abduction and raping of a  24-year-old woman under the pretext of securing a job for her with N400, 000 collected from her relatives as a ransom.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, made this known in a statement at Awka on Saturday.

Mohammed said the suspects allegedly raped the victim severally while in thier hostage, after collecting N400,000 ransom from her relatives.  

According to the PPRO, the suspects include, Ekwugha Chinazo, 25; Chidiebere Ogoegbunam, 24; and David Nnaemeka,19 but their identies were not exposed to our newsman.

According to him: “On September 19, at about 2:00p.m., Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, arrested the syndicate at Awkuzu in the Oyi Local Government Area.  

“The suspects had on September 13, lured a 24-year old lady residing at St. Micheal Hostel, temporary Site, Awka, under the pretext of securing for her a beauty make-up job. 

 “They picked her 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.” 

He further said that, the suspects have voluntarily confessed to the crime and the victim taken to the hospital for medical examination as the Command intensified more investigation after which the suspected hoodlums would be brought to book. 

He enjoined the general public to be wary of this new trend of crime and report suspicious persons through the police emergency number '07039194332' or the nearest police station for prompt response.

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