A man, Patrick Odey, has been arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command for allegedly raping a 21-year-old salesgirl.
The victim, it was gathered, recently started working at a garden in Orozo in the Angwansarki area of Abuja and lives in one of the apartments in the garden.
Odey is alleged to have forced his way into the victim’s apartment and raped her at gunpoint from 1am to 4am before taking her to his house, where he continued the rape for another three hours.
Kelechi, a local resident, told our correspondent that the suspect had been arrested and that a pistol was found in one of the suspect’s cooking pots when the police searched his home.
In the last three years, he claimed, Odey had been running a cult that had been terrorizing the neighborhood and getting away with it.
Kelechi said, “The suspect has been arrested. He was sleeping when the police came this morning. When his house was searched, the police saw a pistol with live ammunition inside one of his cooking pots. The guy is one of those guys that usually terrorise the community. He is the leader of a cult in the area called the Hardcore.
“The guy lived close to the bar. According to the narration the girl gave to the police, Patrick came to her apartment around 1am. She recently joined as a salesgirl. He forcefully opened the door of her room, pointed a gun at her and asked her to cooperate.
“She said she started pleading with him that she was an orphan but the guy did not listen to her. She said he raped her from 1am to 4am. At some minutes past 4am, she said the guy took her to his apartment where he continued.
“He threatened to kill her if she told anyone. The girl reported to the police and was taken to a hospital in Karish.”
Police spokesperson DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident and said that an investigation was ongoing, according to the FCT police department.