Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
Four persons have been arrested by police for allegedly gang-raping a 21-year-old woman in Ozubulu in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.
The gang who recorded the rape incident on tape reportedly collected N1m from the victim in order not to circulate the video.
The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest, saying the suspects have confessed to the crime.
He said the suspects were arrested by the command’s Special Anti-robbery Squad in conjunction with the recently launched operations Kpochakpu.
He gave their names as, Collins Okpala, 25, Nwachukwu Chimanya, 20, Kenechukwu Anyasi, 23, and Pascal Ogbuagu, 22 .
He said, “Suspects had on the 14/2/2019 abducted a girl of about 21years old, robbed her of her belongings and equally gang raped her.
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“The suspects made a pornographic video clip of the rape incident and used the video to blackmail the victim to the tune of N1m.
“Consequently, suspects have confessed to the crime while the said video clip was recovered from their phones and registered as exhibit.
Mohammed said the suspects would be charged after investigation.
He added,” It is partinent to reiterate that the command under the watch of CP John Abang will continue to provide safe and secure environment for all the citizenry before, during and after the Christmas and new year celebrations.”