The Vice-Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Mr. Sunday Ottah, was on Monday arrested by the State Police Command for an alleged complicity in the r*pe of a widow councillor-elect and her two daughters.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sylvester Igbo, said the matter would be investigated and could be charged to court if the allegations were found to be true.
Although earlier reports dismissed claims the widow was raped, but there are now indications not only her daughters were molested by the hoodlums, but also Mrs Margret Elom, who won the councillorship of Ndiagu Achara ward 1 in Ikwo community. The hoodlums were said to have been hired by the council vice-chairman.
We reported earlier that the suspects also stole the sum of N50, 000 and a Carter motorcycle from their victims after molesting the ladies.
Igbo explained that one of the suspects said Ottah was behind their act, a development he said Ottah had denied.
“One Hon. Margret Elom, the Councillor representing Ndiagu Echara Ward I from Ikwo Local Government Area reported that while she was sleeping with her daughters that some hoodlums broke into their house and stole the sum of N50, 000 from her and collected one Carter motorcycle valued at N120, 000 and nine different mobile phones.
“And in the process of robbing her of her belongings, two of her daughters were raped by the two suspects; the suspects were later identified as one Chidi Eze, 24, Sunday Nwogu, 23. Chidi has been arraigned in court on August 12.
“Later on, Nwogu was arrested and had made statements to the police in which they confessed to the crime and added that they were sent to the woman’s house to retrieve the motorcycle that was given to her for election campaign and the Certificate of Return given to her by Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC).
“These were the things they were sent to collect from the woman by an unnamed politician in the area. The second person arrested will soon be arraigned in court.”
The Police PRO said the police were still investigating the matter to ascertain who sent the assailants to the home of the victims. Ottah who was met behind police counter told journalists that he was innocent.
Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)
Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.
This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.
Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.
Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured
Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.
However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.
After Governor @jidesanwoolu said the "soldiers shot in the air to disperse the peaceful protesters." And thar their's no fatalities
Lagos youths set Governor's Mother's House on FIRE!! #PRAYFORNIGERIA#EndSARS #Lekkitollgate #LekkiGenocide #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW pic.twitter.com/QaOvSHwXdk
— Nwachukwu John Owen (@johnowen99) October 21, 2020
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.
The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.
Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.
Watch the video clips below:
— Itz CakeByTolex (@tolulope_salako) October 21, 2020
— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
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As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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