The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a suspect, Augustine Akor, 21, for allegedly raping and strangling to death his 16-year-old female relative, Faith Akuji.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Friday in Enugu.
Ndukwe said that the incident happened on June 8 in a bush at Mpole-Ubere in the Ette community within Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.
He said that it took the combined efforts of police operatives serving in Igbo-Eze North Division of the Command with assistance from the Neighborhood Watch Group, to track Akor and arrest him on June 12 at about 9.30am.
“Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim had gone missing in the evening hours of June 8, after her grandfather sent her to grind cassava in the community centre, as all efforts made
to trace her whereabouts proved abortive.
“Her decomposing body was, however, found in the bush, following the arrest of the suspect.
“The suspect also confessed to having dragged the victim into the bush, and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her, until she fainted and died in the process.