Police arrest 21-year-old man for raping, killing relative

Police Operatives, serving in Igbo-Eze North Division of the Enugu Police Command, with assistance from Neighborhood Watch Group, on 12/06/2023 at about 9.30am, arrested one male suspect, Junior Augustine Akor aged 21.

Akor a native  of Ette in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu , allegedly raped and strangled to death his 16 years old female relative, Faith Akuji, on 08/06/2023, in a bush at Mpole-Ubere in the Ette community.

Police public relations officer of the command, DSP Dan Ndukwe in a statement on Thursday,June 15,made available to the press, said that  preliminary investigation indicates that the victim had gone missing in the evening hours of 08/06/2023, after her grandfather sent her to grind cassava in the community centre, with all efforts made to trace her whereabouts proving abortive.

“Her decomposing body was however, found in the mentioned bush, following the arrest of the suspect, who confessed to having dragged the victim into the bush, forcefully had carnal knowledge of her, until she fainted and died in the process. The victim’s remains, found without any lower-body cloth, were evacuated to hospital and confirmed dead by doctors on duty.”

Ndukwe said that, “the case is undergoing further discreet investigation at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (the State CID for short), from where the suspect will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of the investigation.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, while consoling the family and friends of the deceased victim, and described the act as atrocious and unthinkable. He, therefore, has directed that the case be meticulously handled, concluded within recorded time and charged to court for justice to be dispensed accordingly,” Ndukwe said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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