The Anambra State Police Command, on Wednesday, arrested four men for gang-raping a 21-year-old woman.
The men, who recorded the incident on video, allegedly collected N1m from the woman in order not to circulate the video.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspects were arrested by the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad in conjunction with the recently launched Operation Kpochakpu at Ozubulu in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.
He gave their names as Collins Okpala, 25; Nwachukwu Chimanya, 20; Kenechukwu Anyasi, 23; and Pascal Ogbuagu, 22.
The PPRO stated that, “The suspects had on February 14, 2019, abducted a young woman of about 21 years old, robbed her of her belongings and gang-raped her.
“The suspects recorded a pornographic video of the rape and used the video to blackmail the victim to the tune of N1m.
“The suspects have confessed to the crime, while the video clip was recovered from their phones and registered as an exhibit.”
Mohammed said the suspects would be charged after investigation.
“It is pertinent to reiterate that the command, under the watch of the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, will continue to provide a safe and secure environment for all the residents before, during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities,” he added.