Two Anambra Vigilantes Nabbed Over Attempted Rape Of A 12-Year-Old Girl
The victim was said to have been dragged to an abandoned structure by the suspects, while she was going with a neighbour, a male of the same age, at about 10pm on Tuesday, to lock-up her mother’s shop which is also located in the same area.
A police source at the Okpoko Police Division told our correspondent that, while the two minors were walking along the street going to lock-up the shop, the two vigilante operatives, fully armed with machetes and pump action guns accosted them, intimidating and subjecting them to instant fear.
It was, however, gathered that after taking the minors to an abandoned structure on Obodoukwu Road, the suspects told the little boy to go home and bring N1,000 to bail themselves for wandering at that time of the night.
However, luck was said to have run out on the suspects when the boy returned to their residence and narrated how they were hurriedly taken away by the security operatives, which prompted the girl’s father, identified as Mr Lee Bibamde, a trader, to immediately call for a rescue team in search of the missing girl.
According to the victim’s father, “My daughter was pantless (without panties). They had also succeeded in removing her tight. In fact, she was fully naked. The other operative was somewhere keeping watch for his colleague so that he could take his own turn of my daughter from the confession made by them.”
The police source said, “The commander of the vigilante outfit did a wonderful job by arresting the suspects and subsequently handing them over to the police for prompt action. The matter is being investigated and may be charged to court on Thursday this week.”