Two suspects nabbed over alleged abduction, rape of minors in Akwa Ibom

Two suspected sex maniacs are in the custody of Akwa Ibom State Police Command over alleged abduction and rape of two under aged girls in the State.

One of the suspects, Edidiong Ufe also known as ‘Isong Akpa’ an indigene of Idu Uruan, Uruan local government area of the State was alleged to have abducted a 12 year old girl from the neighboring community of Ifiayong Usuk of same local government.

The suspect it was gathered repeatedly raped the victim which led to her four months old pregnancy even as he had confessed to committing the crime.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Odiko Macdon who confirmed this to some journalists amplifying incidences of gender based violence in the State said the suspect would be charged to court after conclusion of investigations.

The PPRO also hinted that the command has apprehended one Iboro Ayama, an indigene of Ikot Offiong but a resident of Ini LGA over alleged rape of his 10 year old victim.

Ayama, 48 was said to have accosted his victim , a 10year old while going to buy something for her grandmother, dragged her to a nearby bush and defiled her.

The PPRO said, “based on a complaint of Abduction on 11th May, 2021 at about 1:25PM, the Operatives of Uruan Division swung into action and arrested one Edidiong Etm Ufe a.k.a “Isong Akpa” ‘m’ of Idu Uruan in Uruan Local Government, Area, who allegedly abducted a 12yr-old-girl, of Ifiayong Usuk, Uruan Local Government Area sometimes in November, 2020 and consecutively had unlawful carnal knowledge of her which resulted to four (4) months pregnancy. The suspect has confessed to the crime.

“Similarly, following a tip-off on 11/6/2021 at about 1720hrs, Operatives of Ini Division apprehended one Iboro Ime Ayama ‘m’ of Ikot Offrong, but residing at Ikot Etok Eren, Ini L.G.A who forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 10-yr-old girl hails from Edem Idim Ibakesi of the same L.G.A.

“Investigation reveals that the victim was sent to buy food stuffs at Affiong Aran market by her grandmother but was accosted by the suspect on her way home, dragged into a nearby bush and unlawfully defiled her.”

The police spokesperson warned perpetrators of GBV to desist from the act saying that the long arm of the law would surely caught up with such persons.

 

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