The Edo State Police Command on Friday December 25, secured the arrest of three suspects: Destiny Osa, Etim Zion and Samuel Jeremiah, who robbed, gang-raped and killed a female trader, on December 19, 2020.

According to the Spokesperson of the Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, the incident happened along Evbuosa Road, near in Obozogbe in Orhionmwon local government of the state while the trader was on her way to the market.

It was gathered that the suspects dispossessed the deceased of N30,000 before dragging her into a nearby bush, where they took a turn to rape and later left her with life-threatening injuries which resulted to her death.

The vigilante group in the area said some persons who were on the farm heard the woman screaming but could not find her when they got to the scene because the suspects dragged her further into the bush.

According to vigilante member, a shirt was found in the area was used to trace the owner in the community. The owner later identified as Destiny Osa, was subsequently arrested which led to the arrest of the other suspects. The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the morgue