Butterworth man behind bars for raping ex-girlfriend

BY CHARL BOSCH - JANUARY 12, 2016

A 23-year old man from Butterworth was taken into custody by police on Monday evening for the alleged rape of his ex-girlfriend.

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the suspect from Dyosini Village near Kei Bridge reportedly met the woman at a circumcision ceremony on January 8th, where after the incident happened at his house.

Manatha said the woman managed to contact her parents who came to her rescue after she had been raped. The suspect, who tried to evade capture by running away, was arrested shortly after and will appear in the Butterworth Magistrate Court on Wednesday on a charge of rape.