BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Rivers State Police Command has arrested two ladies for allegedly robbing residents of the state and gang-raping their male victims during their operations.
It was gathered that the Police arrested the female suspects, Philomena Ebe and Justina Edison, recently.
The duo were into armed robbery alongside other fleeing gang members.
They were said to have confessed to the Police that during their robbery operations, any man that was very agile and attractive to them, they raped him.
They allegedly committed the offences at Omokuru in Rivers State, among other areas. They were eventually arrested at Omokuru penultimate weekend, according to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Grace Iringe-Koko.
One of the victims of the robbery suspects, simply identified as Mr Patrick, was said to have approached a police station and reported how he was robbed of his belongings, sexually assaulted and raped by a gang of eight suspected robbers, mostly populated by ladies.
He said he was injured when he could not perform to their expectations during the coerced sexual intercourse.
Upon the complaint received, the Police swung into action, trailed the suspects and arrested two of them while others escaped.
Iringe-Koko said the police team engaged the gang in a gun duel before overpowering them.
She said six suspects escaped with gunshot injuries while two female suspects, Justina and Philomena, were arrested.
The duo were said to have confessed, during police interrogation, to armed robbery and also having forceful carnal knowledge of their male victims who were attractive to them.
It was gathered that the suspects had assisted the Police with hints on how to trail and arrest other fleeing gang members.
The Police recovered two guns, charms, hard drugs and huge amounts of money suspected to have been loots of the gang’s onslaughts.
The nabbed suspects had been taken to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Rivers Police Command.
The PPRO said further investigation was ongoing and that at the end, the suspects would be arraigned.