‘Predator’ abducted Woman & Raped her in Dead-end Road

An “opportunistic predator” abducted a woman away from her friends before raping her in a dark dead-end road.

'Predator' abducted Woman & Raped her in Dead-end Road f

Akoo also "repeatedly assaulted the victim"

Farhan Akoo, aged 30, of Ilford, was jailed for six years and nine months after he abducted a woman and raped her in a dark dead-end road.

He also stole the victim’s mobile phone so “she had no way of contacting someone for help” prior to the attack.

Inner London Crown Court heard that the horrifying attack took place in the early hours of November 25, 2018.

Akoo forced the woman into his car and drove her away from her friends at speed.

While doing so, he also stole her phone to prevent her from contacting any of her friends or emergency services.

Akoo also “repeatedly assaulted the victim” while he drove around the streets of London.

He eventually stopped the car on an unlit dead-end road and raped her.

At a trial in April 2021, Akoo was convicted of rape, kidnap with intent to commit sexual offences and three counts of sexual assault by penetration.

On September 3, 2021, Akoo was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison.

Detective Inspector Anna Rice, from City of London Police’s Public Protection Unit, described the incident as “appalling”.

She said: “I’d like to commend the young victim who bravely came forward and reported these appalling crimes.

“Akoo is an opportunistic predator who took advantage of a vulnerable woman.”

“Akoo led the woman away from her friends and then took away her phone, meaning that she had no way of contacting someone for help.

“The victim has shown incredible bravery and co-operation throughout what must have been a very difficult investigation.

“I hope these sentences provide some form of closure and comfort knowing Akoo will be behind bars and be on the sex offenders register indefinitely.”

In a similar case, two restaurant workers abducted and raped a woman when she offered to pay them to take her home.

Newcastle Crown Court heard that the woman had lost her friend after a night out in Sunderland in 2016. Her phone battery had also died and she could not find a taxi to take her home.

She spotted Syed Ahmed and Najirul Miah parked outside a takeaway in a silver car. The woman believed they might be an unofficial taxi.

It was revealed they were loitering in Sunderland city centre looking to target women.

The woman offered them money for the journey to her home. Ahmed and Miah agreed and let her in the back of the vehicle.

However, they did not take her home. Instead, Ahmed drove to an isolated area and the two men took turns to rape her before abandoning her and driving off.

During the ordeal, the woman was told “you are going to have to do this”, “be a good woman” and “do as we tell you”.

Following their arrests, both men denied the offences which led to three trials taking place.

Despite continuing to deny any wrongdoing, they were convicted.

Ahmed was jailed for 11 years.

Miah was jailed for 12 years.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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