REPORTER: UCHE NDEKE
Angry mob have beaten a 30 year old man, Sunday Nwadigbo, to stupor for allegedly raping a 75 year old woman in her farm in Nkwelle Awkuzu, Anambra State.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, indicates that the screaming of the old woman at her farm got the attention of passers-by and neighbours who caught the suspect in the act.
The suspect is said to be a native of Enyigba in Ebonyi State.
According to the statement, the mob has beaten the suspect to stupor before his arrest by vigilance group, who subsequently handed them over to the police.
Meanwhile, the victim and the suspect have been taken to hospital for medical attention.
The statement notes that Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr. Echeng Echeng, reiterates 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 statement advises people to take such suspect to the nearest police station whenever they are apprehended.
It says this will afford the police the opportunity to conduct appropriate investigation into the nefarious activities of the suspects and bring such persons to justice in accordance with extant laws.