Rape suspect finally arrested after threatening to kill victim's mother

Rape suspect finally arrested after threatening to kill victim’s mother

The Anambra State Women and Social Welfare Commissioner, Hon Ify Obinabo, has finally apprehended a 40 year old rape suspect, Anietie Tim, in Onitsha after several failed attempts.

The commissioner achieved the feat through a radio presenter, but resident in Onitsha, Francis Pember, who volunteered to assist after he was intimated of the incident.

The suspect, from Eninan AkwaIbom in his defense said he never knew his 14 year old victim was an under age, claiming she was the one that tempted him and he responded because he’s a man with blood flowing through his veins.

He also claimed that before the incident, he was already befriending his victim, who, according to him, was always starved at home.

On his part, the On Air Personality Mr Francis, appreciated government for always fighting for the vulnerable people in the state, expressing confidence that the ministry would not allow the suspect go free. 

The Women Affairs Commissioner, Obinabo after questioning the suspect directed that he be handed over to the police ahead of appearance before the Children, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Magistrate court in Awka to answer for his crime. 

Recall that since 2022 the incident happened, the suspect had been evading arrest through the help of some military personnels at the Barrack where he lives and had on different occasions, threatened the victim’s mother, claiming to be untouchable.

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