By Ike Uchechukwu
CALABAR—A 48-year-old pastor, who allegedly defiled his 12-year-old housemaid, was among 78 suspects paraded by Cross River State Police Command for various crimes.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, said Pastor Dominic John forcefully defiled his housemaid (name withheld), adding that the victim’s cry for help led to the arrest of the pastor.
His words:”On 11th March 2018, at about 2200hrs, one Pastor Dominic Udo John (48) of Ikot Ekpo, 8th Mile, Calabar, was arrested for forcefully defiling his 12- year old housemaid, Enobong John Etim.
“Following the victim’s outcry, the suspect was arrested and he 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 and 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.”