The Akwa Ibom state police has arrested a village head and a Pastor for raping underage girls in the state.
Okon Uyoe, the 60-year-old village head of Ikot Inyang, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, allegedly defiled the 11-year-old girl he bought akara (beans cake) from after he lured her into his room on pretence of giving her the money there.
Akwa Ibom Police Spokesperson, N-nudam Fredrick said;
“On reaching the room, the suspect grabbed the victim and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her.”
Fredrick disclosed that the incident occurred around 1:12 p.m. on June 13.
One Pastor Victor David was also arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl “who was sent by her guardian to deliver a tin of peak milk to him”.
The police spokesperson added;
“On 1/4/2020, at about 2:00am, following a distress call, SARS Operatives swung into action and arrested one Peter Emmanuel Ekanem on the basis of an outcry by a victim of a case of rape which prompted a good spirited individual to place a distress call to the Police.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect conspired with other suspects now at large and forcefully took the lady at gunpoint to a primary school field in Ikot Akpa Ekpuk village, Ikono LGA where she was raped.
“Suspect confessed to the crime. A locally-made pistol was recovered from the suspect. Investigation is in progress.
“On 28/5/2020, at about 9:00am, based on reliable intelligence, detectives of Ibesikpo-Asutan Division arrested one Henry Okon Henry ‘m’, aged 30 years of Mbokpueyokan, Urue-Offong Oruko L.G.A, but resides at Ikot Ambon, Ibesikpo-Asutan L.G.A.
“Investigation revealed that suspect forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of his 17-year-old niece, and also threatened to kill the victim if she attempts to escape or raise alarm.
“Following a complaint on 13/6/2020 at about 5:20 pm, operatives of ‘C’ Division arrested one Solomon Emmanuel Okon ‘m’ and Becky Umoretuk ‘f’.
“Suspects conspired and lured a 26-year-old lady to their house and unlawfully assaulted her with fist blow and machete, in the process Solomon Emmanuel Okon ‘m’ forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.”
The suspects will be charged to court after investigation has been concluded.