They rushed to the house only to discover that the woman was raped by three young men who stormed the house at about 3am. The woman’s husband, who was tied by the guys, was hiding under the bed.
The suspects Peter Anigboro (25 years old), Lucky Williams (22) and Olise Friday, forced the door of the residence of the victims open with an impoverished gun and a dagger. They immediately went for the husband, tied his legs and hands after which he was pushed under the bed.
After taking care of the husband, they went for the wife who was their original target.
It was gathered by Vanguard that the robbers have been monitoring her movement for some days before they struck last Saturday. It was learnt that they requested her to declare the money she sold that day from her recharge card business which she quickly obliged.
The robbers further requested for recharge cards, hand sets and other valuables. While they were threatening, the victim pleaded that they should not kill her. But to her greatest shock, they pounced on her and started undressing her, warning that she will be killed if she tried to resist them.
The leader of the gang, Peter Anikoro was the first to rape her and while he was doing that, his mask pulled off and that was when the victim saw the face of her attacker. Peter is a neighour who resides in the opposite building.
However, after taking his turn, others followed suit.
As if the suspects were destined to meet their waterloo that same day, they attacked another house around that same Ogida quarters where they met a 60 year-old woman and attempted to rape her too. The woman pleaded with them, and though she was not raped, they fiddled with her private part and carted away hand sets and cash from the house.
Luck ran out with the rampaging robbers when Peter took other members of the gang to his uncle’s house at Siluko road to rob. Unfortunately for them, they could not gain access to the house due to the protector.
Through the window, they were able to cart away a hand set. But some body spotted them and raised an alarm which attracted the attention of members of the vigilante group in the area. They gave the robbers a hot chase and with the arrival of policemen on patrol, they were apprehended.
Leader of the gang Peter, confessed thus: “I don’t have a job so what I did that day was to call two of my friends and told them that we are going to operate that night. We met around 9pm in a palmwine joint close to the house. We moved to the place around 3am when everybody had gone to bed. We were monitoring her movement from the wine bar”.
Asked why they raped the woman, Peter said, “It was devil’s work. We did not know when we did it