by Adeola Balogun
A man who has been at large after being suspected of the rape and death of a teenage girl has been arrested by police in Imo.
Samuel Chukwunyere was apprehended for his alleged part in the murder of 12-year-old Ifunanya Favour Iberi.
Chukwunyere was said to have raped the girl and dumped her body in a well after she died.
Ifunanya was last seen by members of her family on Sunday, October 13, 2013, when she did not return home after the day’s routine activities.
In an interview with Crime Alert, the suspect confessed that he actually lured the innocent victim to his house and raped her to death.
He also disclosed that he lured the girl to his place because he told her that he bought her a phone, adding as soon as they got to his house and on noticing that the place was lonely, he quickly grabbed the young girl.
His words: “I forced her. I tried to use her through her private part but my own thing could not enter. I now turned her and she started shouting. I now held her well, well. I don’t want anybody to hear her voice. I now started using her through her anus. In the process of using her through the anus, she now shouted and I now held her back again, using her. In the process of using her, she now gave up.”
The suspect also explained how he dumped the remains of his young victim inside a deep pit near his residence to avoid being traced by anybody. “I now asked myself how will I manage to hide the corpse of this girl. I now rock my brain and rock my brain and the shovel that I have there cannot dig the ground.
This ground sef na stone ground. I cannot dig it alone. I now searched around my place here and I saw that pit there (pointing to the location of the pit) and I now say let me come and put her inside that pit, so that the place will be enough to hide it. Nobody will know. I now rolled her with some cloths. After12 to one o’clock in the midnight, I now brought her to this place and now throw her inside the pit.”
He also confessed that this was not his first rape case, especially as Crime Alert gathered that several girls in the area had previously fallen victim to his nefarious act.