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Double Life Robbery suspect who raped male victim said he wanted to get magical powers

An armed robbery suspect who robbed and raped his male victim said he wanted to acquire magical powers.

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The suspect, Ebere Nwankwo and one of his partners in crime play

The suspect, Ebere Nwankwo and one of his partners in crime


A 20-year-old armed robbery suspect arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, Ebere Nwankwo, has told the police that he raped one of his male victims through the anus so as to get magical powers.

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Punch Newspaper reports that Nwankwo had attacked and raped the man identified as Martins, in the Lekki area of the state, before dispossessing him of the sum of N22,000.

The incident reportedly occurred on Thursday, September 29, 2016, when Nwankwo who was armed with a gun, sneaked into Martins’ apartment on Goshen Estate in the Lekki area at about 4pm.

He was said to have ransacked the victim’s room and found N22,000. After taking the money, he ordered the victim at gunpoint to strip and lay on the bed where he forcefully had sexual intercourse with him.

He was afterward arrested by operatives from the Maroko Police Division, who were on a patrol in the area after the screams of the victim alerted the officers.

A police source said:

“The robber had threatened to force his victim to an Automated Teller Machine, where he would get more money from him. In the meantime, the suspect asked his victim to lie on the bed and he started having sexual intercourse with him.

Some policemen, who were patrolling the estate, heard screams from an apartment and they drew close. When they forced the door open, the suspect and the victim were found having anal sex.”

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The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the incident, saying the suspect would be charged to court with sodomy and stealing.

“The suspect has confessed to the crime. He said the sexual intercourse was to make his victim forget about the stealing. We will charge him to court with sodomy and stealing,” Badmos said.

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