Ebonyi: Police arrest herder for allegedly raping 56 –year-old woman to death

Ebonyi state Police command has arrested a herdsman who allegedly raped a 56-year- old woman to death in Ufuezeraku, Ugwulangwu in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state.

A source in the community told Blueprint that the herdsman allegedly carried out the act on 28th December 2019.

While confirming the incident, Police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah said the suspect was arrested on 29th December and will soon be charged to court.

She gave the name of the victim as “Mrs Okereke while the suspect name is Isa”.

She noted that calm has been restored in the area as the Police Command deployed more officers to calm the people of the area down.

The town union chairman of the area, Mr Peter Obasi, also confirmed the incident.

He however, called for peace from the community while urging the Police to ensure that justice is done.