By Godwin Otang
The Cross River State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has charged a 30-year-old man, Kufre Edet Daniel, with felony and other two count charges over alleged false manhood disappearance alarm.
In a charge sheet obtained by CrossRiverWatch with charge number MC/3126/2023, signed by Edosa Samuel Esq, for the Legal and Prosecution section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Calabar, the matter is between the Commissioner of Police versus Kufre Edet Daniel.
The hearing of the matter commenced on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the Magistrate Court Moore Road Calabar under Chief Magistrate Mercy Ene.
The defendant Kufre Edet Daniel after pleading not guilty to the three (3) count charges preferred against him was granted a three hundred thousand (N300,000) bail and adjourned to October 10, 2023, for further hearing.
The Charge Sheet reads: “That you Kufre Edet Daniel ‘M, on the 7th day of September 2023 at Sacred Heart, Lagos Street Calabar, within the Calabar Magisterial District, did conspire with others now at large to commit felony to wit: Assault. And thereby committed an offense punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap c16 Vol. 3 Laws of Cross River State 2004.
“That you Kufre Edet Daniel ‘M and others now at large, on 7th day of September 2023 at Sacred Heart, Lagos Street Calabar. within the Calabar district, did assault one Eshu Egbelu John M by beating him with objects. And thereby committed an offense punishable under section 351 of the Criminal Code Cap C.16 Vol. 3 Laws of Cross River State of Nigeria- 2004.
“That you Kufre Edet Daniel M and others now at large on the 7th day of September 2023 at Sacred Heart, Lagos Street Calabar, within the Calabar Magisterial District, did give false information to the Police ASP. Asuquo Edet attached to Atakpa Police Division that one Eshu Egbelu John (male) used magic to take away your penis, the information you know to be false. And thereby committed an offense punishable under section 125A (1)(a)(b) of the Criminal Code Cap C.16 Vol. 3 Laws of Cross River State of Nigeria – 2004.”
When contacted after the hearing, both counsels declined audience on the matter.
In recent times, there have been frequent alarms by some residents alleging magical disappearances of male reproductive organs, by being touched, handshakes, or other means around Calabar, a situation the police and the state government have debunked as false alarms.