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Police nab two for rape, theft in Anambra


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The Anambra State Police Command said it had arrested two persons for armed robbery and rape and recovered locally made guns, six live cartridges, and a motorcycle from the suspects.

According to the PUNCH, the police disclosed this in a press statement issued by the state police spokesman, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Sunday where he added that the suspects were arrested on Saturday by the police operatives from Abagana Division in Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.

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Ikenna said, “In the early hours of 15/6/2024, police operatives attached to the Abagana Division arrested two serial offenders wanted on a case of alleged rape and armed robbery, recovered two locally-made double barrel guns, one locally-made single barrel gun, six live cartridges, and one Q-link motorcycle.

“The suspects are Chukwuma Diji ‘M’ a.k.a Sympathy or Chi-boy aged 35 years of Obinagu Umudun Village, Abagana, and Michael Edochie, ‘M’, a.k.a. Mikel aged 31 years of Eziabunabu Umudun, Abagana, sometime in 2023, allegedly raped a married woman at Obinagu Abagana and fled the community when security operatives attempted to arrest them.

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“Also on 6/6/2024, the suspects broke into an apartment belonging to a young lady and raped her and her friend at gunpoint.

The criminals later forced one of the victims to transfer money to his account after they took turns of sex with them. Chukwuma and Michael both confessed to the crime.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command, CP Nnaghe Itam, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a comprehensive look to get justice for the victims of the alleged crime.”

He added that the suspects would be arraigned in court after the investigation is concluded.