The Anambra State Police Command has arrested one Sunday Nwadiagba for allegedly raping a 75-year-old woman.
State operatives, in collaboration with security agents, made the arrest on Friday at about 4 pm in Nkwelle Awkuzuz, Oyi local government area of Anambra state.
The Spokesman for the state police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the suspect, who is 30 years old, is a native of Eyiba, Ebonyi State.
According to him, the suspect was caught in the act at the victim’s farm as the screams of the aged woman drew the attention of passers-by and neighbours.
Tochukwu said, “Before his arrest, an angry mob had already beaten him to a stupor. The victim and the suspect have been taken to hospital for medical attention,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, reiterated the campaign against mob action by some members of the public who resort to jungle justice whenever they arrest suspects.
According to him, the public should endeavour to take any suspect to the nearest Police station whenever they are apprehended as this would give 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.