An ex-convict, Emeka Okeke have been arrested by the Anambra Police Command for allegedly raping a 36- year-old woman after threatening to kill her with a toy gun.
Okeke (28), whose nickname was given as “Aso-Rock’, was said to have attacked the woman with a toy gun on her way home at about 9pm that day.
The suspect reportedly threatened to kill the victim with a toy gun place in his waist should she refuse his request.
It was gathered that the suspect led the victim to a nearby unoccupied building and later to a school where he had sex with her several times.
Okeke was nabbed following a complaint by the victim to the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
Mohammed said the suspect was arrested by police detectives in conjunction with a vigilance group attached to Opuno community.
The PPRO said: “On May 7, 2020, a 36-year-old woman resident at UNIZIK temp-site Awka, reported at B Division Awka that at about 9pm of May 6, while departing with her friend at Okochi Okpuno, a man later identified as Emeka Okeke (28) 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 demand for sex.
“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 carnal knowledge of her.
“Again, while being led out of the venue, the suspect forcefully led her to the premises of Community Primary School, where he had another rounds of sex with the victim.
“The victim has been taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment, also the suspect, a notorious offender who recently returned from the correctional centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter”, had been detained.”
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation Department Awka for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to court.