Operatives of Delta State Police Command have nabbed a 33-year-old alleged serial rapist following a manhunt.
The alleged serial rapist was identified as Dominic Daniel Okwekwe, CP Hafiz Inuwa said.
According to The Nation, the suspect who resides at No 44 Oji River road, Enugu State was arrested during the weekend in Asaba- the Delta State Capital after several months on the run.
The suspect, who is currently in police custody, specializes in luring ladies into hotels and raping them.
Inuwa said the alleged rapist makes pornographic videos of their sexual acts while also robbing them of their hard earned money.
Inuwa while speaking with reporters on Monday said,” We have equally arrested a serial rapist who used to get ladies to a hotel, hide them, rape them, then do pornographic videos of the act and rob them of their hard earned money.
“He will hold them hostage like kidnapping and then, he will open their handsets and force them to transfer money into his own account. We have arrested him and investigation is ongoing.”
Meanwhile, the Police Command in Rivers says it has detained one of its officers accused of raping a 23-year-old widow.
The command’s spokesman, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Friday.
He said that the command had launched a full investigation into the rape allegation by inviting the victim and the Police officer and his team during the incident.
“The parties have provided useful statements to investigators.
“They were invited on Thursday and the matter is being investigated by detectives at the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
“The officer was detained immediately after giving his statement.
“We assure members of the public that justice would be served at the conclusion of our investigation,” Omoni said.
The Street Journal had earlier reported that the widow had alleged that a Police Inspector (names withheld), raped her repeatedly after he arrested her for not wearing a face mask.
The officer was on a stop-and-search duty when he met the widow at a checkpoint in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers.
The mother of two children claimed that the Inspector later took her to a Hotel in Bori, Rivers and forcefully had sex with her without her consent.
She said that on arriving the hotel, “the officer dragged down my trouser and had his way despite my resistance.
“Later in the morning, he did it again and asked me to give him my phone number. I was helpless and afraid because we were alone,” the widow alleged.