A three-member gang has reportedly raped a 24-year-old kidnapped woman in Anambra State and collected N400,000 from her relations as ransom. The victim, who was unemployed, was said to have been lured by the gang under the pretext of offering her a job.
While in their captivity, the suspects reportedly raped the victim repeatedly despite collecting N400,000 ransom from her relations.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident. He said the gang members were arrested on Saturday at Awkuzu in the Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
Mohammed said, “The suspects allegedly raped the victim repeatedly while in captivity despite collecting a N400,000 ransom from her relatives.
“On Saturday at about 2pm, police operatives attached to the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrested the suspects in Awkuzu.”
He gave the suspects’ names as Ekwugha Chinazo (25) of Mgbguzo Awkuzu; Chidiebere Ogoegbunam (24) of Egbu Awkuzu; and David Nnaemeka (19) of the same address.
Mohammed added, “The suspects lured the 24-year-old lady under the pretext of securing for her a makeup job; picked her up at Ukpo Junction along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway and took her to an isolated building at Awkuzu, where they allegedly raped her repeatedly while in captivity for two days.”