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Hoodlums Kidnap, Rape Anambra Woman Despite N400,000 Ransom



A 24-year-old woman who was kidnapped by a three-member gang has been reportedly raped in Anambra state after her family paid a ransom of N400,000.

It was learnt that the victim, who was unemployed, was said to have been lured by the gang under the pretext of offering her a job.

It was also learnt that the victim was allegedly raped repeatedly by the suspects while in their captivity depsite collecting N400,000 ransom from her relations.

Speaking to the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.

He said the gang members were arrested on Saturday at Awkuzu in the Oyi Local Government Area of the state.

Mohammed said, “The suspects allegedly raped the victim repeatedly while in captivity despite collecting a N400,000 ransom from her relatives.

“On Saturday at about 2pm, police operatives attached to the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrested the suspects in Awkuzu.”

He gave the suspects’ names as Ekwugha Chinazo (25) of Mgbguzo Awkuzu; Chidiebere Ogoegbunam (24) of Egbu Awkuzu; and David Nnaemeka (19) of the same address.

Mohammed added, “The suspects lured the 24-year-old lady under the pretext of securing for her a makeup job; picked her up at Ukpo Junction along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway and took her to an isolated building at Awkuzu, where they allegedly raped her repeatedly while in captivity for two days.”