A 36-year old female resident of Awka (names withheld) has been allegedly raped at “gun-point” by a 28-year old young man named Emeka Okeke, who was recently released from prisons, with the aid of what was later discovered by police to be a fake gun.
According to a report by the lady who reported at the Police ‘B’ Division Awka, that at about 9pm on May 6,2020, while departing with a friend of her’s at Okochi village, Okpuno, a suburb of Awka, a man later identified as Emeka Okeke ‘m’ aged 28 years alias “Aso Rock” followed her closely.
The young man in the encounter raised his shirt to show her a ‘gun’ tucked in his waist, and threatened to shoot her dead if she did not submit herself to his sexual demand at once.
In a statement from the state police command’s public Relation’s Officer(PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, “Consequently the frightened woman, believing it was a real gun, and under the fear of being shot dead, followed him to a building in Okochi where he forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“Again while being led out of the scene, the suspect forcefully led her to the premises of Community Primary School Okpuno, where he had another rounds of carnal knowledge with the victim.
Following the report, the suspect was trailed and arrested by police detectives in conjunction with vigilante group attached to Okpuno Community.
“A search was conducted on the suspect instantly and the handle of a hand-saw, semblance of a shotgun, which he concealed underneath his shirt was recovered as exhibit. Upon interrogation the suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime.
“The victim was taken to the hospital for medical Examination and presently receiving treatment while the suspect is also a notorious offender who recently returned from the correctional centre (prisons)Awka over alleged case of manslaughter.”
The PPRO disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang, has ordered for the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation department CID Awka for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to court for prosecution please.