Rampaging armed robbers on Friday [April 3] night allegedly raped a middle-aged house wife and her daughter in Ogwashi-Uku area of Delta State. The bandits have in the last three weeks terrorised residents of Asaba and, Ogwashi-Uku communities and environs in the state.
LEADERSHIP reliably gathered that members of the robbery gang numbering four, were however, killed by the police shortly after they allegedly raped the woman and her daughter.
The police public relations officer in the state, DSP Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the incident, said that the armed robbery suspects had earlier allegedly raped two sisters around Umuoniecha Quarters in the community, but their attempt to rape the third one failed before they went for the mother and daughter. She said the police anti-robbery team acted on a tip-off.
Meanwhile, three suspected pick-pockets were yesterday set ablaze by irate traders at the popular Ogbegonogo Market in Asaba after their attempt to pick customers’ pocket failed.
Activities of pick-pockets in Asaba, especially around the market, had been a source of concern to the traders who vowed to make life unbearable for them.