by Isi Esene
Three men were apprehended about 3am yesterday at Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, for allegedly raping a prostitute.
The lady was reported to have been invited from a nearby brothel at Emosivwe Street by one of the suspects to come to his house at an agreed fee only for her to meet five more men who she alleges raped her.
She was able to raise an alarm which attracted vigilance security men nearby who came to her rescue.
The man who lead the vigilance team, Mr. Monday Owhesiri, said the lady ran out of the house naked and one of the security men had to offer her something to put on.
Owhesiri said, “When we got to the place, we arrested one of the men in the house and two others who had found their way out of crime scene through a hole they had burst in the ceiling while the other three escaped.”
“When we entered the ceiling, we found a wooden item carved into the shape of a gun and they said it was carved by one of them who is a carpenter,” he said.
According to the Vanguard Newspapers, two of the six men were found to be brothers.
Owhesiri said the suspects have been handed over to the police at Ughelli ‘A’ Division but the Divisional Police officer in charge of that division could not be reached for comment.