The police in Anambra state have arrested a 28-year-old ex-convict, Emeka Okeke, for allegedly, raping a 36-year-old woman twice after threatening her with an object he faked to look like a gun.
The rape reportedly happened at Okpuno, Awka South local government area close to Nnamdi Azikiwe University temporary site on Friday, May 6.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the suspect recently returned from Awka Correctional center where he served time for alleged manslaughter.
“On the 7/5/2020 a 36 year 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. Meanwhile, victim was taken to the hospital for medical Examination and presently receiving treatment. The suspect is also a notorious offender who recently returned from the correctional centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter” the statement read.