25-year-old Ogochukwu Namanene has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command, for raping a 22-year-old graduate and corps member serving at Janki Secondary school, Lapai.
The suspect from Lapai in Agaie Local Government Area of the state, who had been love advances to the victim before the incident, raped her while returning from Lagos to Lapai. He was however arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Agaie division of the state while trying to escape.
Namanene who claimed that he has “a soft spot” for the victim but did not know how to woo her, reportedly pretended to be a commercial motorcyclist, while taking the corps member to her lodge, dragged her into the bush, overpowered and sexually assaulted her.
“I was telling her to cooperate with me that I only wanted to express my affection for her but she refused. I beat her mercilessly until she became weak. After raping her, I rode my motorcycle away not knowing that the wrath of the law would catch up with me.”
Honestly, I love the corper but I don’t have the courage to express my affection for her, that was why I forcefully made love to her,” Namanene admitted.
Northern City News reported that the Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest of the rapist, said the suspect had been charged to court.
This is coming few months after the Ogun State Police Command arrested a 29-year-old driving instructor, Festus Udo, for allegedly raping and strangling a female youth corps member serving in the state.
Udo, a resident of Abule Ayo area in Mawuko, Odeda Local Government Area of the state, allegedly raped and strangled the victim whose name was given as Modupe Taiyese, before dumping her body in a forest in the area.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Ilyasu who led journalists to the scene of the crime on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, said the suspect had already confessed to the crime while the decomposed body of the 23-year-old victim had been recovered.