July 25, 2021

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Rapists Find Comfort Zone In A’Ibom Village

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Ikot Ataku in Urban I, Okon Eket in Eket Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State, is fast becoming a hot bed for rapists and criminally minded elements in the society.
In the wee hours of last Saturday, a middle aged man was caught pants down in a canal meeting with a 13- year old girl in a nearby primary school field.
TNN gathered that the JS 2 student of St Francis Secondary School, was returning from a friend’s house, just a stone’s throw from her residence, before her embrace with the rapist.
The randy man had laid ambush for the virgin before pounding on her in the dead of the night.
It was learnt that the criminal first seized the phone of the helpless girl and then demanded a payment of a ransom of N5000 for him to return the item to the owner.
When the girl was still struggling for the return of her phone, he removed a sharp knife and threatened to cut the little girl to pieces before she surrendered finally to his antics and illicit deal.
He dragged the girl by the skirt to the nearby primary school and forcefully had rounds of sex against the will of the innocent girl.
It was equally gathered that when the girl couldn’t withstand the painful game any longer that she cried out ceaselessly and shouted for help. Two men heard the distress cry from the girl and rushed to the scene of the incident and rescued her.
They pleaded with him to return the phone to the girl, which he obliged grudgingly, after much heated argument, before the girl used it to alert her nuclear family about her ordeal in the hand of the rapist.
It would be recalled that it is in this same village that a 60 year old man, who is still at large, reportedly raped a seven year old girl.
A family source who pleaded anonymity said the infant iwas still receiving medical

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