The police in Anambra state have arrested a 14-year-old boy, Eberechi, and three others for allegedly raping a mentally-challenged woman and abducting her three-year-old child at Umunze in the Orumba South Government Area of the state.
The names of the other suspects are Emeka Nnorue, 44, Ekene Obodoako, 27 from Ebonyi State, and Chika Obi, 28 from Anambra State.
According to the police, the woman who gave her name as Obiuwanne from Amazu-Ikpaocha, Arondizuogu in Imo state, and her child simply identified as Ifeanyichukwu, were approached by the suspects with a promise to provide them with food items and snacks.
The suspects then asked the woman and her child to follow them to an unknown destination. They carried the woman into the bush on a motorcycle, raped her and abducted her child.
One of the relatives of the woman, Martin Okoro, said he reported the matter to the commander of a vigilance group in the area.
“As soon as my niece was brought back home by a neighbour and narrated her ordeal, I contacted the Commander of Umunze Vigilance Group, Jerry Ibeh, who organised a search for the missing child.” the relative said
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Muhammed, said the victims were rescued from the suspects following intelligence report.
He said the suspects would soon be charged to court after investigations into the matter has been completed.