By Ikeugonna Eleke
Police in Anambra State have arrested a 30 year old man who was caught allegedly raping a 75 years old woman.
The incident was said to have happened in Nkwelle Awkuzu, in Oyi Local Government of Anambra State in a farmland.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a press release, said the woman had alerted passersby, by raising an alarm, leading to the lynching of the suspect, who was later rescued by police operatives and then arrested.
Ikenga in the press release said, ‘The Anambra State operatives collaborating with security agents at about 4pm on 24/6/2022 rescued from mob action, one Sunday Nwadiagba, aged 30 years from Eyiba, Ebonyi State, for allegedly raping a 75 year old woman living in Nkwelle Awkuzu.
‘Preliminary information reveals that the suspect was caught in the act at the farm with the victim before the old woman screaming, got the attention of the passers-by and neighbors.’
He said that before his arrest an angry mob had already beaten the man to stupor, before the victim and the suspect were been taken to hospital for medical attention.
He quoted the State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, as condemning the decision of the mob to attack the suspect.
‘They should endeavour to take such suspects to the nearest police station whenever they are apprehended. This will afford the police the opportunity to conduct appropriate investigations into the nefarious activities of the suspects and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws.’