Police operatives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu, in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State has arrested a three man gang for allegedly raping 24 years old girl repeatedly while holding her in captivity, despite collecting #400,000 ransoms from her relatives under the pretext of securing her a job.
The victim, whose name was not given due to security reasons were said to have been lured into an uncompleted building and kept for two days while the men took turns in having carnal knowledge of her.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed said, “On the 19/9/2020, at about 2pm, police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) arrested the following syndicate in Awkuzu, (i) Ekwugha Innocent Chinazo ‘m’ aged 25years of Mgbuzo Awkuzu, (ii) Chidiebere Ogoegbunam ‘m’ aged 24years of Egbu, Awkuzu and (iii) David Nnaemeka ‘m’ aged 19years of same address.
According to the PPRO”The Suspects had on 13/9/2020, lured a 24 years old lady, residing at St. Micheal Hostel Temp side, Awka, under the pretext of securing her a beauty make up job, 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 ransom of four hundred thousand Naira (#400,000) from her relatives”.
“Meanwhile the suspects have voluntarily confessed to the crime and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination. Investigation is still ongoing after which suspects would be brought to book”, the PPRO stated.
Consequently, the Command enjoined the 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.