Police arrest pastor for rape in Akwa Ibom deliverance centre

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

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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.

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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.