The Chairman of the State Vigilante outfit, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, who led members of his team on the operation, confirmed that the girl was rescued and suspect arrested with illegal possession of a gun, phones, money and other items.
Explaining her ordeal, the victim, Miss Favour, said she met the suspect barely a week and he invited her to the hotel where he resides, made love overtures at her, “I got to the hotel to meet him only for him to accuse me of cheating on him, that while I was away for an exam I travelled few days ego that I went to meet another man.”
“He locked me in the hotel room. And later in the company of his friend, one Efe, used a gun to threaten me that I will not go anywhere, they stripped me off my clothes filmed me with their phones and molested me. He told me that he is a gun trafficker and that he has been to prison and that the government knows him”.
The suspect Mr. Christopher Abraham, 37 years a native of Ndoro in Ekeremor Local Government council area, claimed that the victim is his girl friend that he spends his money for, but discovered that she cheated on him with other men and that was why he invited her and they had argument and he went physical with her out of anger.”
He also claimed that the gun belongs to his friend, who he identified as Efe who is now at large.
“The suspect is a known drug dealer and they are part of the persons causing unrest in the state. Let me also use this medium to warn hotel owners who harbour criminals as quest in their hotel to desist or face the wrath of the law,” he said.
Alagba noted that already the special squad of the vigilante outfit in the coming weeks will be storming more hotels that we have gathered intelligent Informations are abode for criminals
He assured members of the public of the outfits readiness to continue to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the citizens of the state.
Meanwhile the suspect has been handed over to the state security outfit, Operation Doo-Akpo of the Nigerian Police Force.