Police arrest rapist in Anambra, recover improvised shotgun

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The Police in Anambra State has arrested one Emeka Okeke, popularly known as ‘Aso Rock’, for allegedly raping a 36 years old woman at ‘gun’ point.

The incident it was gathered happened around Okpuno area in Awka South Local Government Area of the state at about 9pm on Wednesday, May 6.

Disclosing this in a press statement obtained by THE DAILY VENDOR, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, said on receiving the report, detectives from B Division, Awka commenced investigation in conjunction with Okpuno community vigilante group.

SP Haruna said the suspect was apprehended and a search on him revealed a concealed shotgun-like object.

“On the 7/5/2020 a 36 years old woman resident at UNIZIK temp-site Awka, reported at B Division Awka that at about 9:pm of 6/5/2020, while departing with her friend at Okochi Okpuno, a man later identified as Emeka Okeke ‘m’ aged 28 years alias “Aso Rock”followed her closely, 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 for Carnal knowledge.

“Consequently the frightened victim, 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 Opuno Community. Search was conducted on the suspect instantly and the handle of a cutting hand saw,semblance of a shotgun, which he concealed underneath his shirt, was recovered as exhibit.Upon interrogation the suspect voluntarily confessed to the alleged crime,” the PPRO said.

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He however confirmed that the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination and is currently receiving treatment.

Adding that the suspect is also a notorious offender who recently returned from the correctional centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter.

SP Haruna said “The Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang, fdc has ordered for 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.”

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