The long arm of the law has caught up with a 60-year-old man identified as Emma Ukwa after he allegedly raped and killed a 36-year-old woman at Amaekpu Ohafia, in the Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
According to reports, the suspect purportedly raped his victim identified only as Josephine, in a farm in the area, mocking her for being a virgin before he snuffed life out her.
A source revealed that the suspect started having fantasies about his victim after seeing her taking her bath at a stream.
“Ukwa confessed to have developed a lust for the lady after seeing her half naked while taking her bath in the village stream.” The source said.
Continuing, the source added that; “Ukwa said he only wanted to have sex with the victim, but later killed her when she insisted that she would expose him.”
The source also revealed that an alarm was raised when a friend of the deceased went to the farm to find out what kept her back for a long time, only to find her lifeless body at the farm.
“The friend had met Ukwa on the way before seeing the victim’s corpse. She came back and raised the alarm, prompting the Amaekpu Ohafia Vigilance Group to arrest Ukwa”.
As a result of the incident, Chairman of the vigilance group, Mr. Godwin Anya, revealed that women of the community staged a peaceful protest to condemn the act of the suspect who according to Mr. Anya; “has been handed over to the police”.
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