Following the publication of the picture of the lone gunman arrested at a popular hotel in Awka two days ago by Anambra State Police Command, a 24-year-old graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University has come forward to allege that the suspect robbed and raped her at gunpoint at another hotel in Awka on 11th July 2023.
She stated that the suspect was among the criminals that abducted her when she boarded a tricycle along Ifite to Aroma Junction on 10/7/2023, took her to a hotel within the area, dispossess her of her personal belongings, and raped her before she was allowed to go.
According to a statement by the Spokesman of the command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the victim who looked traumatised identified her phone among the phones recovered from the suspect.
When interrogated on the new allegation, the suspect admitted to robbing the suspect at gunpoint but denied the rape charge.
He also provided the names of his two accomplices.
Meanwhile, the police statement said two more pistols have been recovered from the suspect.
“Management of yet another hotel where he lodged on seeing Police publication had alerted the Police that the suspect lodged in one of the hotel rooms before his arrest at another hotel,” the statement reads.
“Detectives then proceeded to the hotel and searched the room where he lodged only to discover two more Berreta Pistols among his personal effects.
“Information has been received that the suspect is responsible for the murder of at least two persons in separate incidents in Awka in the last three months.”
According to the police image maker, the suspect is to be arraigned in court after the investigation is concluded.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, July 23, 2023, raided camps of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Anambra State, and arrested nine suspected criminals.
The troops also recovered weapons during the “clearance operations.”