ANAMBRA State Police operatives collaborating with security agents at about 4pm on Friday, arrested one Sunday Nwadiagba, 30, from Eyiba, Ebonyi State, after rescuing him from mob action, for allegedly raping a 75-yr- old woman living in Nkwelle Awkuzu,Oyi Local Government Area of the State.
A press statement released to journalists in Awka by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anthony has it that preliminary information revealed that the suspect was caught in the act at the farm when the old woman, who was screaming got the attention of the passer-by and neighbours.
Before his arrest, an angry mob had already beaten him to stupor. Meanwhile the victim and the suspect have been taken to hospital for medical attention.
Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has reiterated the campaign against mob action by some members of the public who resort to jungle justice whenever they arrest suspects in respect of any crime.
The CP in the statement, made it clear that they should endeavour to take such suspect to the nearest police station whenever they are apprehended and that it would afford the police the opportunity to conduct appropriate investigation into the nefarious activities of the suspects and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws.