Rivers Police arrest serial rapist who allegedly drugged, raped and robbed young women after luring them on social media
The Rivers State Police Command has paraded a father of four identified as Ibama, for allegedly drugging, raping and robbing young women in Port Harcourt after luring them on dating sites.
The spokesperson of the command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, who paraded the suspect on Thursday, March 11, disclosed that after drugging his victims, Ibama rapes and carts away their valuables.
SP Omoni stated that the suspect was arrested after one of his recent victims spotted him at a popular supermarket at Ada George, Port Harcourt. The victim raised alarm that attracted passersby who apprehended him and handed him over to the Police.
“What happened was that this young man, Favour Ibama, from Bakana in the Degema Local Government Area, is a serial rapist. He was arrested in connection with several cases of rape committed in different hotels,” Omoni explained.
“His case is akin to the girls David West (a convict) killed in hotels. In this particular case, he didn’t kill them; he only drugged, raped and stole their valuables. So, in one of the cases, luck ran out on him when one of the victims identified him at a supermarket and raised the alarm. He was arrested and taken to the Ada George Police Station. Of course he admitted that he actually committed the offence, but denied raping other girls as alleged.” he added.
Omoni disclosed that the command has deployed technical intelligence to recover the items the suspect carted from the ladies while investigation is ongoing.
Some of the victims who spoke with journalists explained that after days of chatting with the suspect on social media, he booked a date with them in a hotel, where he drugged and raped them.
Two of the victims revealed that the suspect transferred N135,000 and N185,000 respectively from their accounts, using phones.
Meanwhile, the suspect denied the allegation, claiming that he chatted one Blessing up on Social media and the lady agreed to have sex with him if he pays N20,000.
Some of the victims at the command headquarters