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Police nab three man syndicate over alleged kidnap, rape in Anambra

Police in Anambra state said they have arrested a three-man syndicate for abducting and raping a 24-year old woman in Awkuzu, Anambra state.

The spokesperson Haruna Mohammed in a statement on Saturday said the suspects allegedly raped the victim repeatedly while in captivity despite collecting #400,000 ransom from her relatives.

He said, “On the 19/9/2020 at about 2:pm, police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested the following syndicate in Awkuzu, Ekwugha Innocent Chinazo ‘m’ aged 25years of Mgbguzo Awkuzu, Chidiebere Ogoegbunam ‘m’ aged 24years of Egbu Awkuzu and David Nnaemeka ‘m’ aged 19years of same address.

“The Suspects had on the 13/9/2020 lured a 24 years old lady residing at ST Micheal hostel Temp side Awka under the pretext of securing for her a beauty makeup job, picked her up at ukpo junction along Enugu- Onitsha Expressway and took her to an isolated building at Awkuzu where they allegedly raped the victim repeatedly while in captivity for two days despite collecting a ransom of four hundred thousand Naira(#400,000) from her relatives.

“Meanwhile, the suspects have voluntarily confessed to the crime, and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical examination. The investigation is still ongoing after which suspects would be brought to book.

“Consequently, the Command enjoined the public to be wary of this new trend of crime and report suspicious persons through the police emergency number 07039194332 or the nearest police station for a prompt response.”

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