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The Anambra State Police arrested a man identified as Emeka Okeke who allegedly raped a lady twice while threatening her with a fake plastic gun.
The incident took place on Friday in Okpuno, Awka South, a local government area, near the temporary Nnamdi Azikiwe University Unizik.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna, confirmed this on Saturday to journalists in Awka. He said the suspect would be prosecuted to the Court following a discreet investigation by the Command, adding that the Police Commissioner, John Abang, had directed the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigative Department, SCID.
According to Haruna,
On the 7th of May, 2020 a 36-year-old woman resident at UNIZIK temp-site Awka, reported at B Division Awka that at about 9:pm of 6/5/2020 while departing with her friend at Okochi Okpuno, a man later identified as Emeka Okeke ‘m’ aged 28 years 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 sexual demand for Carnal knowledge.
“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 unlawful carnal knowledge of her.
“Again while being led out of the scene, the suspect forcefully led her to the premises of Community Primary School Okpuno, where he had other rounds of carnal knowledge with the victim.
“Following the report, the suspect was trailed and arrested by police detectives in conjunction with the vigilante group attached to Opuno Community.