The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it has arrested a pastor and 11 others for various cases of rape and defilement of minors.
Speaking on Wednesday in Uyo during a press conference, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said the 33-year-old pastor, Inimfon Inyang, severally raped a 15-year-old girl at his deliverance centre.
The pastor, who allegedly lives with eight other girls aged 13 to 16 years, was said to have also attempted to rape a 21-year-old girl.
Emmanuel Otu, a 30 years old indigene of Uko Nteghe, Mbo local government area was said to have raped a 28-year-old lady at gunpoint, and robbed her of two phones valued at N42,000 and N9,000 and the sum of N32,000 cash
Another suspect, Ime Sunday, from Ekpene Obo, Esit Eket local government area was said to have repeatedly raped his 16-year-old daughter, forcing her to abscond from the house. Sunday was said to have persuaded his daughter to return home with a promise not to sexually assault her again but continued raping the victim after she had returned home.
Also, a 21-year-old Etebong Harrison, an indigene of Ikot Akpan Udo, Ikot Abasi local government area, was alleged to have lured a five-year-old girl to his house, and raped her. “This press briefing aims at showcasing an appreciable milestone in the fight against rape, defilement and other gender based violence.