Malaysian Police re-arrests one of the local men who gang raped Nigerian woman after protest for justice
A local man who was previously arrested over the suspected assault of a Nigerian woman has been arrested again, this time over an allegation that he raped the victim. The 44-year-old man, along with two other male suspects, were detained on June 4 over the assault allegation but released on June 9 on police bail after the application for remand extension was denied.
However, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said that acting on the second report lodged by the 30-year-old victim, one of the suspects was re-arrested and remanded for six days until Friday to assist with the investigation under Section 376 of the Penal Code. He said police were also actively tracking down three other male suspects in the case, but did not clarify whether any of them had been previously detained..
On June 9, after giving a statement pertaining to the case, the woman had lodged a police report on the alleged rape that took place on the same day she was assaulted. “Initially, the victim did not want to lodge a report over the rape incident and refused to be examined at the hospital. However, she decided to lodge the second police report after being admitted at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for three days and after being advised by the police,” he said in a statement.