Police in Anambra State have arrested one Sunday Nwadiagba for allegedly raping a 75-year-old woman on her farm.
The ugly incident occurred on Friday evening in Nkwelle -Awkuzu in Oyi local government area.
According to the Spokesman of the Police In Anambra, Ikenga Tochukwu, the suspect who was nearly killed by an angry mob after he was caught, had traced the woman to her farm and raped her there.
“Anambra State Operatives collaborating with Security agents at about 4 pm on 24/6/2022 rescued from mob action and arrested one Sunday Nwadiagba ‘M’ aged 30years from Eyiba, Ebonyi State for allegedly raping a 75yrs old woman living in Nkwelle Awkuzu.
“Preliminary information reveals that the suspect was caught in the act at the farm on the victim, before the old woman screaming, got the attention of the passer-by and neighbours. Before his arrest, an angry mob had already beaten him to stupor.
“Meanwhile the victim and the suspect have been taken to hospital for medical attention.
“The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng has reiterated the Campaign against mob action by some members of the public who resort to jungle justice whenever they arrest suspects in respect of any crime.
"They should endeavour to take such suspects to the nearest Police Station whenever they are apprehended. This would afford the Police the opportunity to conduct an appropriate investigation into the nefarious activities of the suspects; and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws."