Police arrest 34- year-old man for rape in Sapele
Delta State Police Command has arrested a 34 -year -old man, Ayuba Adavo for allegedly raping a Sapele based lady on Monday at about 0010hrs in Sapele Local Council of the state.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect was arrested “based on the strength of a case reported by a 25-year-old lady of Sapele -Warri road (name withheld), who reported that she was trekking along Amagiya road Sapele when suddenly the suspect blocked her way and dragged her to his room.
According to Edafe, the victim said the suspect threatened to shoot her with a locally-made gun if she informed anyone after forcefully having carnal knowledge of her.
Edafe said the victim stated that after the act, the suspect slept off, because he was heavily drunk, creating room for her to sneak out and run to Sapele Police division, where she reported the case.
Following the information, a patrol team was drafted to the scene where the suspect who was deeply asleep was arrested, while one locally-made gun and a live cartridge were recovered.
He also said the patrol team attached to Sapele Division, while on operation, saw a Toyota Camry Spider car marked GRA 291 RL, been driven in a suspicious manner, went after the vehicle and chased them to Olympia area.
But, when the occupants noticed that the police were chasing it, they opened fire, which was immediately replied by the police.
The PPRO said when the suspects could not withstand the firepower of the police, they abandoned the vehicle and fled into the bush.
“When the vehicle was searched, one locally- made double barrel pistol and five live cartridges were recovered,” he added.