The PH taxi driver who allegedly raped a female Special Reserve Police (SRP) constable at gunpoint was pointed out in an identification parade yesterday.
The suspect, from South Oropouche, was held on Monday hours after his victim escaped his clutches. She was taken to the Oropouche Police Station where she identified him from among other possible suspects. The suspect, who has a previous charge for a sexual offence, is expected to undergo more identification parades throughout the South West Division. He is expected to be charged with rape and attempted murder.
The Guardian learned that he is in his 30s and is married, with three children.
According to reports, the woman constable left her home at La Romaine around 3 am Monday and boarded the suspect's taxi. She was expected to report to a polling station to provide security for Monday's Local Government election.
She told police she was the lone passenger and the driver went to the nearby service station for fuel. Instead of taking her to the polling station, he took her to a secluded area in South Oropouche where he put a gun to her head and raped her.
The woman eventually began to fight with her attacker and ran off. It was alleged that he fired two shots at her but he missed and the gun stuck.