Herdsmen allegedly rape 75-year-old woman in Enugu

0
122

One of the Fulani herdsmen notorious for raping women at Umulungbe in Udi Local Government Area has been arrested and handed over to the police.

Leakblast gathered that the suspect was one of the three herdsmen accused of raping a 75 year old woman in her farm at Umulungbe.

The culprit was apprehended around 5:30pm last Friday, after attacking the woman, alongside another in their farms.

Sources said the culprit was nabbed and brought to the Ninth Mile police division, while leaders of the Fulani herdsmen camping in the community were also summoned. They denied knowing the suspect claiming that he and his gang members, still at large, might have sneaked into the community.

RELATED NEWS:Lalong, army don’t you care Fulani herdsmen are killing us, Plateau community asks

Our correspondent also gathered that both the culprit and the rape victim were currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, when contacted, confirmed the incident and revealed that the matter has been transferred to the State CID for further investigation.

Chairman of Udi Local Government Area, Ifeanyi Agu condemned the incident, adding that, prior to his swearing in as council boss; he had consulted widely to ensure absolute security of lives and property in area.

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

He said: “We have the state’s security committee that has been very active. We also have our Forest Guards and neighbourhood watch. I personally advocate farming for our people because of the relative peace in our area. But what happened indicates that we need to re-strengthen our security apparatus to ensure that such never occurred again”.

If you are happy to be contacted by a Leakblast journalist please leave a telephone number that we can contact you on. In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise. Your contact details will never be published. When sending us pictures, video or eyewitness accounts (CLICK HERE) ,at no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.

Thanks for Reading via the most updated news portal

About Leakblast.com

Share your story with us

Advertise With us

Encourage & Support LeakBlast

Feel free to contact us

Call Us:+234(0)9073726403
Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8181166425      
Email Us: editors@leakblast.com

 

SUPPORT LEAKBLAST JOURNALISM OF INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY

Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here