Two vigilante personnel ran out of luck when trying to rape a 12 years old girl in Anambra State, and they have been arrested by the police for rape.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Nkutaku area of Okpoko in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the the victim hails from the Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa State, but lives on Obodoukwu Road near Atani Road.
The victim was said to have been dragged to an abandoned structure by the suspects, while she was going with a neighbour, a male of the same age, at about 10pm on Tuesday, to lock-up her mother’s shop which is also located in the same area.
A police source at the Okpoko Police Division told our correspondent that, while the two minors were walking along the street going to lock-up the shop, the two vigilante operatives, fully armed with machetes and pump action guns accosted them, intimidating and subjecting them to instant fear.
It was, however, gathered that after taking the minors to an abandoned structure on Obodoukwu Road, the suspects told the little boy to go home and bring N1,000 to bail themselves for wandering at that time of the night.
The source said the purpose of asking the little boy to go home to bring the money was to leave them alone with the helpless girl in order to accomplish their mission.
However, luck was said to have run out on the suspects when the boy returned to their residence and narrated how they were hurriedly taken away by the security operatives, which prompted the girl’s father, identified as Mr Lee Bibamde, a trader, to immediately call for a rescue team in search of the missing girl.
Bibamde, with the assistance of another vigilante operative and some elders were taken to the scene where they met the victim fully naked.
According to the victim’s father, “My daughter was pantless (without panties). They had also succeeded in removing her tight. In fact, she was fully naked. The other operative was somewhere keeping watch for his colleague so that he could take his own turn of my daughter from the confession made by them.”