Three men arrested for raping male tricycle driver in Anambra



Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Anambra State Command has confirmed the rape of a male tricycle operator by three young men suspected to be internet fraudsters.

The incident happened on Monday at Okpuno, a suburban town in Awka, the State capital.

It was learnt that the rapists allegedly had forceful carnal knowledge of the commercial tricycle rider for ritual purposes.

The young men were said to have negotiated the services of the tricycle driver and taken him to their house in Okpuno, a suburban town in Awka, where they lured him into their room and took turns in raping him.

However, the command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who confirmed the incident in a statement noted that one of the suspects had been arrested, while his allies had taken to their heels.

According to Ikenga, the state police commissioner has ordered the transfer of the matter from Central Police Station (CPS), where it was formally lodged to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered the transfer of the case to state CID for a discretion investigation. Preliminary information showed that the suspect hired the victim who is a tricycle rider and lured him into a room before having carnal knowledge of him.

“Meanwhile, the result from the doctor’s report showed that there was penetration into his anus, but the arrested suspect has denied it. Further details will be communicated as investigations are still ongoing,” the PPRO said.

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