Luck ran out of this suspected serial rapist, who was caught on Wednesday, 29th June, 2016, as he tries to rape a salesgirl at the Adagharagba Junction near Ughelli Central Market, in Delta State.
According to reports, the young man who hailed from Oroahakpor community in Ethiope-West Local Government Area of the state is a member of a gang of serial rapists that had been terrorizing Ughelli and other neighbouring communities in the State.
These evil men have already raped about four (4) ladies in the last two (2) weeks, of which one of the victims died in the process.
A source who spoke to Punch said that this man before he was killed had confessed that he was a member of the gang that rapes salesgirls and female traders in the community and that other members of his gang fled when they saw the mob.
“The hoodlums pretended to be customers buying things in bulk and that was why they were allowed to enter the store. The next thing we heard was the screaming of the salesgirl and we immediately rushed in only to see that that she had been attacked; she was bleeding. An eyewitness told Punch.
“The mob pursued the suspects, who had fled the scene. They caught up with one of them at the Omotor Junction, where he was set ablaze before the arrival of security agents.” He added.
The victim, who is receiving treatment at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Ughelli Central Hospital, said that the rapists came to her store pretending that they wanted to buy something;
“One of them hit me on the head and I screamed. I was rescued by a male neighbour, who rushed to the shop, after the suspects had fled the scene.”