The suspect has been arrested.
A 72-year-old mother of four, Cecilia Ogidi-Okereke, of Ibom Village in Arochukwu, Abia was raped to death on Sunday by a 32-year-old man nicknamed Ochu.
A source told the News Agency of Nigeria in Aba, Abia that the deceased went to fetch fodder for her goats around 5 p.m. in a nearby bush when she was trailed by Ochu to where he raped her to death.
The source said the man, a notorious Indian hemp smoker, was known for trailing and raping women in the area.
It said that before Ochu left the deceased to run away, he pulled her corpse to a nearby footpath for people to see it.
The source said the assailant was arrested on Monday in Ohafia when he was identified by a woman who was privy to the information about the crime.
The woman, who was in a bus en route to a nearby village, alerted military men at a check point on the road.
The source said the military men arrested him and later handed him over to the police in that area before he was moved to Arochukwu.
When contacted, the Abia police spokesman, Geoffrey Ogbonna, said he was yet to be informed about the incident.
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