NigeriaAkwa Police: Arrested Lone Gunmen Is Also A Rapist

Akwa Police: Arrested Lone Gunmen Is Also A Rapist

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Anambra, Nigeria – A lone gunman arrested by the police in a popular hotel in Awka over the weekend has been identified as a rapist after a woman testified against him.

Akwa Police: Arrested Lone Gunmen Is Also A Rapist
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News Webbs learrnt according to a report that the lady was rapped and she also identified her phone among items found in possession of the arrested gunman.

The Police spokesman in Anambra State Ikenga Tochukwu, a Superintendent of Police, in a statement said, following publication of picture of the gunman a 24-year-old graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University came forward to allege that the suspect robbed and raped her at gunpoint at another hotel in Awka on July 11 2023.

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According to the statement the lady stated that the suspect was among the criminals that abducted her when she boarded a tricycle along Ifite to Aroma Junction on 10/7/2023, took her to a hotel within the area, dispossess her of her personal belongings and raped her before she was allowed to go.

“The victim who looked traumatised identified her phone among the phones recovered from the suspect”, Ikenga said.

Ikenga also added in the statement that when the gunman was interrogated on the new allegation, he admitted robbing the suspect at gun point  but denied the rape charge.

He also provided names of his two accomplices. Ikenga said that two more pistols were recovered  from the suspect.

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He said that when the management of yet another hotel where the gunman lodged saw the Police publication, it alerted the Police that the suspect lodged in one of the hotel rooms before his arrest at another hotel.

It was then that Police proceeded to the hotel and searched the room where he lodged only to discover two more Berreta Pistols among his personal effects.

Police also said information at its disposal revealed that  the suspect is responsible for the murder of at least two persons in separate incidents in Awka in the last three months.

The gunman is to be arraigned in court after investigation is concluded, the statement said.

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