Thursday, 25 October 2012
Two Students In Police Net Over Kidnap, Rape, Murder Of Colleague
Henry Edewo and Emmanuel Isikhuime, two students of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, have been arrested by the Police for the kidnap, rape and murder of one Mercy Peter, 21, a female student of the same institution.
The two suspects are alleged to have buried their victim in a shallow grave in a forest at Ugbor village, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, after killing her.
The victim, who was kidnapped on July 29, this year, was killed four days later after she had been serially raped by the suspects.
The murder suspects did not stop there as they were also alleged to have continued to demand ransom from her parents after killing her.
Anthony Airhuoyo, State Police Public Relations Officer, however, told newsmen that the police made a head way in the case on October 17 when two of the suspects were arrested.
He added that a third suspect, whose name was given simply as Charles, was still on the run.
Airhuoyo disclosed that the suspects took the police to the spot where they buried Mercy and her corpse was exhumed. The autopsy report is still been awaited.