Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested a suspected herdsman, Laulo Isa in Abakaliki for allegedly raping a 54-calendar year-aged female, Mrs Mary Okereke, to death.
Newswatch collected that the suspected perpetrator who carried out the crime in Ugwulangwu community, Ohaozara Community Federal government Region, blamed the criminal offense on alcohol and anger problems.
He fully commited the crime on Saturday, December 28 and was arrested on Tuesday, 31 2019.
The suspect reported, “I am Laulo Isa. I am from Nassarawa State . I came to get the job done here in Ebonyi . I was severely drunk and noticed a girl in the night strolling alongside the street alone.
“I approached her for intercourse and she begun abusing me .We commenced abusing ourselves and I instantly pounced on her and she started off struggling with me to absolutely free herself . I was very seriously drunk at that time .
“I never know whether I was having intercourse with her but she was on the floor with me. I did not strike her with any item but ( it) is like I had sexual intercourse with her for a single spherical . We were being both of those on the ground when a guy flashed a gentle on me and I ran away.
“I am not happy with what I did and I want to die . I just want to die . I want to die ! I have under no circumstances completed this sort of issue considering that God created me on this earth . I am begging for forgiveness .”
Commenting on the incident, the Point out Commissioner of Police, Awotunde Awosola, informed journalists that the suspect would be prosecuted for his crime.
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In accordance to him, “On December 28, 2019, at about 8pm, 1 Laulo Isa , a herdsman, aged 20 many years old, accosted and waylaid 1 54–year-outdated, Mary Okereke, on Ufuezeraku Ugwulangwu Highway in Ohaozara Community Federal government Space.
“There was a battle involving the two of them but he overpowered the lady and had carnal knowledge of her. However, the woman died through the incident.”
“Through the concerted initiatives of my DPO in Ohaozara LGA, with the aid of the youths in the neighborhood, they commenced a look for for the suspect, who however still left his cap and slippers in a bid to escape from that scene.
“So, with the aid from two other Fulani guys, we ended up able to establish him by way of that cap and slippers and he was subsequently arrested and he is now with us and he is heading to confront the complete weight of the legislation.”
It was gathered that her corpse has been deposited at the healthcare facility for autopsy.