A 41-year-old married man and staff of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education from Ekeremor Town in-Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 25-years old virgin who just completed her mandatory National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), reports The Gazelle News.com.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, paraded the suspect alongside with 44 other suspects arrested for various crimes such as: rape, murder, cultism and armed robbery.
According to Okoli, investigation showed that the suspect promised his victim marriage and lured her to his friend’s house, “he threatened to kill her and had forceful carnal knowledge of her despite her plea for mercy.”
The state Police Command also paraded 44 other suspects arrested over their alleged involvement in crimes ranging from murder, cultism and armed robbery.
Five of the suspects were arrested over their alleged involvement in the last month’s invasion of the country home of the former governor of the state, Hon. Seriake Dickson and killing of a police inspector in Toru Orua community of Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
Okoli, while parading the suspects, revealed that though crime and criminality cannot be totally eradicated in the country, the police are on top of their games to checkmate and arrest perpetrators of such crimes.
He said due to intelligence gathering and discreet investigations, the police arrested the five suspects that invaded the home of the former Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, during an alleged search for money purportedly kept in his residence.
He said though the suspects confessed to the planning of the invasion, they declined that they carried out the attack, “We will arraign them in court and allow the court determine their faith and tell the court who carried out the invasion and killing of the inspector.”
On the repeated rival cult clashes in Yenagoa, the police boss confirmed the arrest of two leaders of fierce rival groups known as the Greanlanders and Bobos.
One Finidi Aaron, who was identified as leader of the Bobos cult gang and Richard Derigha, the leader of the Greanlanders have been arrested.
They are both alleged to be involved in numerous killings in the Yenagoa metropolis including the invasion of the office of the Telecommunication giant, MTN and killing of one of his customers.