BY CHIDI NKWOPARA, Owerri
Imo State Police Com mand has arrested a middle aged married man, Mr. Stanley Orum alias Mr. Prince, for “mercilessly raping a 17-year old Mechanical Engineering student of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO.”
Narrating her sordid ordeal to Saturday Vanguard at the Imo State Police Command Headquarters, Owerri, the girl (names withheld) said, “the man I previously regarded as an uncle messed me up on July 16, 2011.”
She recalled amidst sobs that she was on her way to lectures when Prince saw her and pretended he was also going her way and offered her a lift
“He actually dropped me in school. After my lecture, I again saw him and he offered to take me home but ended up taking me to an uncompleted building in a strange village”, the girl said.
Continuing, she said that, “when I started protesting and crying, the man slapped me, brought out a pen knife and threatened to kill me if I created a scene along the road.”
Answering another question, the lady said: “He made a few calls before we left the uncompleted building for another house. He slapped me again as I cried and begged him to let me go. He ordered me to undress and he had his way. I was bleeding profusely.
The bed was covered by blood and he gave me tissue papers to pad myself. He thereafter drove back to Owerri and carelessly dropped me at Edede Street, warning that he would kill me if I told anybody about the incident.
Two kind hearted boys picked me up from here and took me to a hospital and the doctor used my telephone and called my mother.”
When confronted with the girl’s story, Prince, who affirmed that he is married, also confirmed the incident but blamed Satan for his action, promising that if given a reprieve, he would not repeat the act again.