A 24-year-old graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has confessed she was abducted and raped at gunpoint in a hotel in the state capital.
The victim who made the confession while being interrogated by the police, said she was also robbed after being abducted by the suspect when she boarded a tricycle along Ifite to Aroma Junction.
“The man was among the criminals that abducted me when I boarded a tricycle along Ifite to Aroma Junction on 10/7/2023, took me to a hotel within the area, dispossessed me of my personal belongings and raped me before I was allowed to go.
Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the incident, said the suspect admitted he robbed the suspect at gun point but denied the rape charge.
He said the suspect also provided names of his two accomplices.
He said, “Following publication of picture of the gunman arrested at a popular hotel in Awka two days ago by Anambra State Police Command, a 24-year-old graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University has come forward to allege that the suspect robbed and raped her at gunpoint at another hotel in Awka on 11th July, 2023.
“She 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.
“When interrogated on the new allegation, suspect admitted to robbing the suspect at gun point but denied the rape charge. He also provided names of his two accomplices.
“Meanwhile two more Pistols have been recovered from the suspect. Management of yet another hotel where he lodged on seeing Police publication had alerted the Police that the suspect lodged in one of the hotel rooms before his arrest at another hotel.
“Detectives then proceeded to the hotel and searched the room where he lodged only to discover two more Berreta Pistols among his personal effects.
“Information has been received that the suspect is responsible for the murder of at least two persons in separate incidents in Awka in the last three months.
Ikenga said Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye has ordered detectives to leave no stone unturned in their investigation in order to protect society and get justice for victims of the suspect’s alleged crimes.
“He also urge residents to report suspicious persons and unusual movement they may observe to the nearest Police Station or through the Command Emergency number 112 or call 07039194332 for prompt response.
“The suspect is to be arraigned in court after investigation is concluded,” he added.