Members of a vigilante group at Ohafia, Abia State have arrested a 60-year-old man, identified as Emma Ukwa for allegedly raping and killing a 36-year-old woman, Josephine. He raped the woman, who was said to be a virgin in a farm on Friday, and mocked her after defiling her.
"Ukwa confessed to have developed a lust for the lady after seeing her half naked while taking her bath in the village stream. Ukwa said he only wanted to have sex with the victim, but later killed her when she insisted that she would expose him."
It was gathered that Ukwa was exposed when a friend of the deceased went to the farm to find out what kept her back for a long time, but found her lifeless body there.
"The friend had met Ukwa on the way before seeing the victim’s corpse. She came back and raised the alarm, prompting the Amaekpu Ohafia Vigilance Group to arrest Ukwa," the source added.
The Chairman of the vigilance group, Mr. Godwin Anya, said women of the community had staged a peaceful protest to condemn the act.
"The suspect has been handed over to the police," he added