Two arrested in Calabar for defiling minors

By Wole Mosadomi & Ike Uchechukwu

A 50-year -old man, Malam Sani Yusuf, has been arrested by operatives of Niger State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his neighbour, Asabe Zagi, 60 years, severally for allegedly making love advances at his granddaughter.

Speaking with Vanguard at the police command, yesterday, Yusuf said: “My neighbour, Zagi, who is a staff of Bosso Council has been running after my grand daughter and luring her with SIM cards and other things in order to have carnal knowledge of  her.

Malam Sani Yusuf,

“He denied it when I confronted him,  but as far as I know, I am sure that my allegations  are correct and I stabbed him severally to teach him a lesson

“I didn’t have the intention of killing him, hence the stabbing but I regret what I have done and  I plead for forgiveness.”

Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Muhammad Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect would be arraigned in court soon.

Two arrested in Calabar for defiling minors

Meanwhile, two men, Joesph Onoyom and Okon Edet, who allegedly defiled two minors, ages 12 and five years were among the 29 suspects paraded by Cross River State Police Commissioner, Austin Agbonlahor, yesterday, in Calabar.

45-year-old Joesph Onoyom of 1, Joseph Mkpang Street, Calabar, according to the State Police Commissioner, lured a five-year-old girl into his bedroom and pulled off her pant and had carnal knowledge of her.

Speaking further, he said 59-year-old Okon Edet of Eyo Ishie Street also took advantage of a 12-year-old girl by promising to offset her school fees, which he never fulfilled after having carnal knowledge of the girl.

He explained the12-year-old girl, who was driven out of school for failing to pay her fees and on her way home met Edet Okon, who promised to give her money for her school fees, then he lured her to his house at 12, Eyo Ishie Street where he had carnal knowledge of her without giving her the said money for school fees.


He said: “It was when the victim got home and wanted to have her bath while taking off her pant, her mother saw blood stains on her underwear and inquired from her what happened then she told her mother what the victim did to her then.

“ The five year old victim, who was defiled by 45 year old, Joshua Onoyom, cautioned her never to mention what happened to anyone promising to buy her biscuit but her mother noticed that her daughter was screaming painfully when she was bathing her and then asked her what happened before she told her what Edet did to her,” he said.

Agbonlahor also told journalist that the minors have been taken to hospital for medical examination and the suspects will be charged to court accordingly adding that the command will leave no stone unturned in her effort to fight crime and criminals in the state.




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