5 in Police Net for Allegedly Raping Student



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By Andrew Ikehi

The police in Delta State have arrested five youths in Ozoro for allegedly raping a female student of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Miss Favour Orji, and taking her photograph while naked.

A  statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, DSP Celestina Kalu, said the suspects are Ekperierie Weomazino, Awolowo Abel, Chukwuka Godspower , Wilson Odili,  and Ojumah Kelvin.

The statement which was made available to newsmen  in the state, revealed that, “about 09:20hrs one Favour Orji ‘f’, a student of Delta state Polytechnic, Ozoro reported at the police station Ozoro that on 30/8/2014 at about 1410hrs one Ekperierie Weomazino (m) invited her to escort him to Owhelegbo junction, Ozoro to collect his handset.

“The victim added that on reaching the junction, the said Ekperierie Weomazino and four others raped her and thereafter photographed her while she was naked.

On receipt of the report, detectives swung into action and arrested the said Ekperierie Weomazino and his cohorts one Awolowo Abel ‘m’, Chukwuka Godspower ‘m’, Wilson Odili ‘m’ and Ojumah Kelvin ‘m’.” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the statement assjured that investigation into the case has since begun, adding that the suspects will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Similarly, the Police in the state says an alleged armed robber was yesterday gunned down by a team of mobile Policemen at the popular Jugbale Market, Ovwian Aladja during a gun duel with the police at the market.

The Police in a statement said that a five armed men operating in the area on sighting the police men at the market area, opened fire on them, and in the ensuing gun duel one of the unidentified hoodlums was gunned down while others escaped with bullet wounds.

Items recovered from the deceased armed robber according to the police, include a locally made cut to size gun and one live cartridge.

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