The alleged mastermind behind the rape involving the Councilor of Ndiagu Echara Ward I in Ikwo Local government Area of Ebonyi State, Mrs Margret Elom and her two daughters (names withheld) was arrested today [Monday] by men and officers of State police Command in Abakaliki.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Sylvester Igbo who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, Hon. Sunday Otah, the Vice Chairman Ikwo LGA to 47ureports.com revealed that he (suspect) was arrested by the police based on the confessional statements made by another suspects, Sunday Nwaokponkwu, allegedly involved in the rape saga.
The mother of the victims who is also the current councillorship candidate of Ndiagu Echara Ward I in the last Peoples Democratic Party, PDP councillorship election in the state reported the incident to the police.
It should be recalled that the suspects who came at night when their victims were asleep raped them in turns at gun point after stealing the sum of N50, 000, nine different models of handset and a Carter motorcycle from them.
According to Igbo, police investigation would determine whether Hon. Otah was involved in the rape incident or not.
In his words, “The Police today arrested the alleged mastermind of the rape incident that took place in Ikwo local government area of the State; when we interrogated him, he denied involving in the incident saying that it was political motivated. If our investigation proves that he is
guilty, he will be charged to court but meanwhile we are still investigating the matter and we are the one to determine whether the allegation against him are true or not”