A 60-year-old Pastor, Udo Job, who also doubles as a traditional healer is currently cooling his feet in detention at the Akwa Ibom State Police headquarters, for raping a 14-year-old daughter of his patient, who visited her sick father at his home where the father is receiving herbal treatment.
Job was said to have sent the young girl’s mother to the market and lured the girl into his room, where he forcefully deflowered her.
Briefing newsmen Tuesday [Mar. 3], at the Akwa Ibom Police Headquarters in Uyo, the state Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Achong, who was represented by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mike Okoli, also narrated how eleven youths, who gang raped a 19-yearold Effiong Adiaheyo in an open market at Esit Eket were arrested by the command.
The youths, according to CP Achong, later took their victim to their room and continued their illicit act. The culprits mainly students of National High School Esit Eket, in an interview with newsmen confessed to the crime.
Also paraded was Iniebehe Ebong who accosted and overpowered one Promise Jeremiah aged 10 years on her way to the stream to fetch water, tied her legs to a tree, sealed her mouth and repeatedly raped her into unconsciousness before abandoning her to die. Promise was later rescued by a Good Samaritan who rushed her to the hospital.
In the same vein, one Kenneth Victor Udofia aged 20 and Ifiok Mark aged 29 were also in a Police net for defiling 9-year-old Happiness Emmanuel Edet a native of Ikpat Akpan Village in Nsit Ubium Council area of the state. On the fateful day, Happiness was sent to buy kerosene by her mother, when she was whisked away by the duo to their room where they gang raped her severally before throwing her out.
The Command, also paraded one Sabbath Christian Ezekiel who delivered a set of twins and hurriedly sold out one, citing poverty as her reason. Speaking at the state Police Headquarters, Uyo, the Nursing mother who collected the sum of N90, 000 from the transaction from one Umoh Godwin Akpanam and Imaobong Samuel said she sold out the child to be able to train the other baby.
The buyers, Umoh Godwin Akpanon and Imaobong Samuel agreed before Journalists that they bought the child for the said fee.
- Daily Independent