By Pamela Eboh
AWKA – A police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old lady at an ATM booth at night in Awka, Anambra State.
News Express gathered that the police officer raped the lady in the premises of one of the commercial banks in Awka, the state capital, when she went to do some financial transaction.
Information has it that the suspect, who worked as a security guard at the bank, had approached the lady and demanded for sex, but when he was turned down, he allegedly employed force by fronting a gun.
An eye witness who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the victim rejected the police officer’s advances until she was threatened with a gun by the suspect.
Subsequently, the lady stormed the bank with some officers the day after the incident and arrested the suspect.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, said the suspect has been arrested and detained.
According to him, police officers were dispatched to the place of the crime immediately a complaint was lodged in for the alleged rape of the lady, adding that the suspect was quickly arrested and placed under detention.
While saying that preliminary investigation was yet to establish any case of rape, Ladodo said the case has been transferred to the state’s Criminal and Investigation Department for proper handling.
The CP assured that investigations regarding the rape incident would be made public even as he said the suspect will face necessary punishment if found guilty.
Source: News Express