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Mixed reactions trail arrest of suspects who released video of manhandled naked woman in Awka

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IT IS no longer news that on Monday, March 25, Anambra State Police Command in Amawbia, paraded three suspects over the viral video of a lady who was stripped naked and flogged mercilessly.

Mr Ifeanyi Azotani, who hails from Ifitedunu in Dunukofia Local Government Area, aged 40, on March 19, invited his facebook friend, Ogochukwu Okafor to his residence at Amawbia

According to the victim who narrated the story, when she honoured the invitation, the alleged wife of Azotani, Mrs Tochukwu Azotani, aged 43 and her niece, Ogochukwu Nwankwo, 33, bumped into the room, locked her inside the bathroom, stripped her naked and flogged her with cane mercilessly

Ogochukwu, (victim) who reported the matter at the Central Police Station (CPS), Awka, added that ‘while the flogging was going on, the principal suspect was busy video-taping the incident and thereafter, pushed her outside the compound naked.

She further alleged that the following day, Tochukwu called her on phone and demanded the N60,000 threatening that if she failed to  comply, the nude video will be posted on social media.

She disclosed that when she refused to send the money, as requested, the principal suspect actualised her threats and posted the video on the internet

Rabiu Ladodo, Commissioner of Police (CP) while addressing journalists on Monday, said the three suspects were arrested and that the scene of the incident was also visited by police detectives attached to the CPS, Awka.

The police boss used the opportunity to call on facebook users to be mindful of what they do on social media, noting that the platform was created for effective communication and exchange of ideas

Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Anambra State in a phone interview said that more details concerning the matter will be disclosed to the press and general public in due course

Mixed feelings and reactions have continued to trend nationwide ever since the nude video was released by the suspects.

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, in her tweeter handle, criticized ladies who go around sleeping with other women’s husbands, advising them to desist from such act.

Mrs Tina Israel, a civil activist based in Awka, frowned at the rate of infidelity in marriages these days, adding that such acts have ended countless marriages.

Another speaker, who preferred his name not to be mentioned, said the incident will serve as a lesson to those who have chosen not to repent. He added that the suspects went too far by posting the video online.

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