Leadership (Abuja)

5 January 2013

Nigeria: Police Arrest 10 Suspected Rapists, Kidnappers in Delta

Police detectives in Delta State have arrested six suspected rapists allegedly responsible for a series of rape activities in Warri metropolis.

Police spokesman in the state, ASP Famous Ajieh confirmed that the suspects were arrested yesterday while using a taxi to deceive unsuspecting members of the public around Erhneren junction.

He said the police detectives acted on a tip-off, as well as report by the last victim who boarded their taxi from Odion Street, around Udu.

He revealed that, according to the victim, the rapists took her to an uncompleted building where she was allegedly raped by four of them until she became unconscious. Ajieh identified the suspects as Tejiri Akpoture, Ogbor Seih, Great Obrakpo, Lucky Orieh, Felix Oboru and Joseph Nkwo, all residents of Cemetery Road, Warri.

The police spokesman disclosed that the suspects, upon interrogation, confessed to the crime, adding that a Black Berry mobile phone they used in recording their illicit action was recovered, saying they would be charged to court after investigation.

Meanwhile, four suspects, including a lady, were yesterday arraigned before an Asaba Magistrate's Court for the alleged kidnap of the state commissioner for higher education, Professor Hope Eghagha.

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