The police in Abia State have paraded a three-man criminal gang who has confessed to newsmen in Umuahia of how the notorious gang that robbed, r*ped and killed a 65-year old grandmother.
A 24-year-old commercial tricyclist (Keke Napep) rider, simply called Samuel, who was among some criminals paraded by the Nigerian Police in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, who is a member of a 3-man gang that robbed, r*ped and killed a 65-year-old grandmother at Ofeme area of the state on October 8 at about 9:00pm.
Speaking to reporters in Umuahia during the parade of the criminals, the Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, disclosed that the victim, Mrs Anthonia Dike, was returning from Jos on a business trip when the three hoodlums, who rode on a motorbike trailed the bus in which they were traveling, from Okigwe in Imo State to a point along the Ofeme axis of the express road.
He revealed further that the robbery gang blocked the bus and dragged out all the passengers into a nearby bush. They dispossessed them of their wares, cash and other valuables, separated the men from women and had s*x with the female passengers.
The Police boss said the suspects dragged the 65-year-old woman into the bush, where they r*ped her in turns.
“Having satisfied their evil s*xual desires on the 65-year-old grandmother, and were ready to go, one of them pulled out a gun, pointed it on her middle nose region and pulled the trigger. The woman died instantly,”Oyebade said.
According to Daily Sun, another robbery suspect, Okorie who struggled to exonerate himself of the crime, told newsmen that he was not the one that killed the grandmother, but the two men he carried on his bike, who are now at large.
“I was not the one that killed the woman, but the two men that I carried on my bike. I am the pilot that carried them, I cannot say that I don’t know what they were doing, but I only took them there and waited for them to finish. I did not follow them to rob or kill anybody. The two men I carried, robbed, the people, and killed the women,” he said.
Okorie who said he lives at Agiriga area of Okigwe, said he was in the bush waiting for his two friends without knowing that they were r*ping the women.