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In a bizzare case of sexual exploitation, the Anambra State Police Command has arrested and detained a 30-year-old man for forcefully raping and assaulting a 75-year-old woman in Anambra State.
The unfortunate incident had occured on Friday evening in Nkwelle -Awkuzu in Oyi local government area.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the young man, who was nearly killed by the angry mob, had traced the septugenerian to her farm where the dastardly act of rape and assault was carried out.
Confirming the incident, Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, gave the suspect’s name as Sunday Nwadiagba from Eyiba, Ebonyi State.
He said the suspect allegedly raped a 75-year- old woman living in Nkwelle Awkuzu.
According to Tochukwu: “Preliminary information reveals that the suspect was caught in the act at the farm on the victim, before the old woman screaming, got the attention of the passer-by and neighbors.
” Before his arrest, angry mob had already beaten him to stupor. Meanwhile the victim and the suspect have been taken to hospital for medical attention.
“The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has reiterated the Campaign against mob action by some members of the public who resort to jungle justice whenever they arrest suspects in respect of any crime.
“They should endeavour to take such suspect to the nearest Police Station whenever they are apprehended.
“This would afford the Police the opportunity to conduct appropriate investigation into the nefarious activities of the suspect(s) and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws.”
In another report, one suspected kidnapper has been set ablaze by an angry mob in Obosi community, Idemmili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
As a 7-man kidnapping group was transporting their victim to an undisclosed location, local security in the vicinity stopped them. Six of the suspects managed to escape, but one was unlucky as the enraged mob surrounded him.
Police in the state saved two victims who had been abducted by the thugs, according to a statement from DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the state’s police public relations officer. Their vehicles had been recovered, he claimed.