BY IKE UCHECHUKWU
CALABAR – The Cross River State Police command has paraded seventy eight persons suspected to have committed various crimes in the state, among them a 48- year old Pastor who defiled his twelve year old house maid.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, Pastor Dominic Udo John forcefully defiled his house maid, Enobong John Etim and following the victim’s cry for help, the Police arrested him.
Inuwa, who also paraded seventy seven other suspected criminals and cultists, told Journalists during a press briefing in Calabar on Wednesday that John, who lives at Ikot Ekpo, near 8th miles, has admitted to committing the crime.
His words:”On 11th March, 2018, at about 2200hrs, one Pastor Dominic Udo John (48) of Ikot Ekpo, 8th miles Calabar was arrested for forcefully defiling his 12yrs old house maid, Enobong John Etim. Following the victim’s outcry, the suspect was arrested and admitted to committing the crime.
“Meanwhile, medical examination has been carried out by a qualified medical practitioner to ascertain the health status of the girl ,the suspect will be charged to court.”
Similarly, the Police also paraded twenty five year old Michael Emmanuel Okon of No. 2 Ikot Effa street, Calabar for defiling nine year old Destiny Uduak Sunday after dragging her into his living room.
According to Inuwa, Destiny has been examined by a medical practitioner for confirmation of her health status, but described the defilement as “abominable.”
The commissioner also paraded a 27 year old woman, Veronica James Usim of Ekong Anaku village in Akamkpa local government area of the state for carrying in a sack bag, fourteen packs of live cartridges; he said she could not explain the source.
Meanwhile, the commissioner has said about 324 firearms of different categories, either English or locally made, have been recovered from various groups and individuals in furtherance of the instruction by the Inspector General that all unlawful arms should be mopped up.
He advised the public to report anybody with arms in the state, promising to reward any genuine person who exposes illegal arms anywhere in the state.