By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Enugu State Police Command has arrested an aged woman for allegedly giving out her seven-year-old granddaughter to different men as a sex slave, and collecting the money in return.
The woman, whose name was concealed for investigation purposes, was arrested first by Ugwuagor Vigilantes in the Abakpa community, Enugu East Local Government Area of the State.
SaharaReporters learnt that the victim narrated to the Vigilantes how her grandmother sent her to various men who had carnal knowledge of her.
Another male suspect, identified only as Miracle, from Calabar in Cross River State capital, who was one of those who had had sexual intercourse with the minor, has been arrested and is cooling his feets in custody. The Police are still on the trail of other abusers.
“This brother, (referring to Mr. Miracle) if I come to his shop, he will insert his private part in my body. He does this almost every day with the knowledge of my grandmother.
“There’s another brother I don’t know where he lives, after putting his private part in my body yesterday, he gave my grandmother N1,500,” the girl tearfully narrated. The victim added that her mother stayed in Lagos.
The Abakpa Police Station Divisional Officer said the matter was being investigated by the Division and they would take further action after completing their investigation.
Relatively, Punch Newspaper reports that the Cross River State Police Command on Wednesday arrested three robbery suspects in Calabar South and a fleeing suspected car thief at the 8 Miles Area of the city.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande on Wednesday while parading the suspects in Calabar.
According to him, “Today 16th June 2021 at about 0600hrs, three armed robbery suspects who robbed at No. 12, Inyang Ewa Street, Calabar South on 14/6/2021 at gunpoint were arrested by men of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad upon complaint by the victim. They are Williams Kingsley, 20yrs; Joseph Eyo NSA, 22yrs, and Etim Joseph Effiong, 25yrs. Items recovered from them include one fabricated gun, two wooden face masks, two kitchen knives and three phones.
“They all confessed to the crime,” the Commissioner said.
Akande also paraded a suspected car thief, saying, “Today at about 1100hrs. Udo Bassey Benedict of No. 27, Ikot Effangha Road, 8 Miles, Calabar stole a Toyota 4Runner car in Don Andrew’s car stand by Cross River Basin Development Authority.
“While heading towards 8 Miles junction and in attempt to evade being apprehended by the soldiers at Agro-Feeds military checkpoint, he sustained bullet wounds and the vehicle recovered.”
He said investigation had commenced, while the suspect was receiving medical attention and the owner contacted for identification, adding that all the suspects would be arraigned in court soon.
The Commissioner advised youths to shun all forms of criminal tendencies, youthful exuberance, illegalities and embrace profitable ventures.
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