…as CP Echeng reiterates campaign against mob action/jungle justice
Operatives of Anambra State Police Command have arrested one Sunday Nwadiagba for allegedly raping a 75-year-old women.
The ugly incident occured on Friday evening in Nkwelle -Awkuzu in Oyi local government area.
According to to a statement by Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the young man, who was nearly killed by the angry mob, traced the septugenerian to her farm where the dastardly act was carried out
“Anambra State Operatives collaborating with Security agents at about 4pm 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 neighbors. Before his arrest, angry mob had already beaten him to stupor.
“Meanwhile the victim and the suspect has been taken to hospital for medical attention.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP 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 suspect to the nearest Police Station whenever they are apprehended. This would afford the Police the opportunity to conduct appropriate investigation into the nefarious activities of the suspects; and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws.