Friday, January 25, 2019

Church Guard Arrested For Raping 4-Year-Old Girl

The police in Akwa Ibom have arrested a security guard attached to a church in the state, for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Musa Kimo, who disclosed this to journalists in Uyo on Friday, said the suspect, Joseph Effiong, 29, who works as a security guard at Royal City Central Chapel Church, Uyo, lured the victim (name withheld) to an uncompleted building and defiled her.

The incident, Mr Kimo said, took place on January 13. The police paraded Mr Effiong before reporters.

Other Suspects Arrested

The police also paraded one Joseph Sunday Essien of Ifa Ikot Obong who was arrested for allegedly raping his 13-year-old step-daughter (name withheld).

Another suspected paedophile, Edet Inyang Edem, was also paraded before reporters. He is accused of raping a 10-year-old girl (name withheld), and thereafter abandoned her at a market in Uyo.

The police commissioner said the arrest of the suspects was parts of the successes of the police in the state.

He said the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigations.