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ENUGU: Cops nab 2 men for swindling, raping victim



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The long arm of the law has caught up with two suspected criminals identified as Monday Okoro, and Chidiebere Oke after they were both arrested by men of the Enugu Police Command for allegedly swindled their female victim of some amount of money and also gang-raping her.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), one of the suspects, Monday, who claimed he hails from Obinkita Arochukwu in Abia State, is an ex-convict recently released from Enugu Prisons; and Chidiebere who also claimed he hailed from Onueke village in Ebonyi State also told the victim to pay them anytime they call her on phone.

Amariazu quoted the victim to have said in her statement that her ordeal in the hands of Monday and Chidiebere began on October 26, when the fraudsters and hoodlums operating as tricycle operators accosted her as soon as she came out from her street to Emeka Abalu in Phase Six Trans Ekulu, Enugu.

The PPRO, quoting the victim again said immediately they approached her, they started telling her that they were foreigners looking for a certain address.

“Before I knew what was happening, I lost my consciousness and was taken to where I was gang-raped by three of them after collecting all the money in my possession.”

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The victim revealed that she was abandoned at the scene where she was raped and later, she got a call from the criminals asking her for more money threatening her that she would regret the consequences if she failed to do which forced the victim to report the matter to the police.

Amaraizu said the suspects were arrested after a manhunt was launched to arrest the criminals when they got information that they had been caught by an angry mob which almost lynched them to death but for the presence of policemen.

The PPRO said: “Suspects are helping the police operatives in their investigations in relation to their alleged fraudulent activities and rape.

“Meanwhile, the state Command of the Nigeria Police Force is advising members of the public to wary of the antics of the hoodlums who masquerade as Keke Napep operators, taxi cab drivers or okada riders with a view to wreaking havoc on law-abiding members of the public.


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