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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Keke Napep Rider in Uyo Rapes 10-Year-Old Girl With N500 After Conspiring With her 12-Year-Old Friend

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A tricyclist in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Edet Inyang Edem, has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate's Court in Uyo for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl.

He has been remanded in Uyo prison, while a 12-year old girl, Itoro Ikpe whom he allegedly gave N500 to lure her friend to the house of the accused, was ordered to be kept in a correctional centre till the next adjourned date.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Akpan, told the Court that the accused, a native of Oku Iboku, Itu Local Government Area of the State, committed the offence on 13th January, 2019 at Use Offot village in Uyo.

The charge read, “That you, Edet Edem, and one Ikpe (12-year-old girl), did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: defilement, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 552 of the Criminal Code, Cap, Vol.2 Laws of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, 2000. 

That you, Edet Edem, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a10-year-old girl, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 32(1) and punishable under Section 32(2) of the Child Rights Law of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, 2000.”

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Effiong Effiong, directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody while his accomplice, Ikpe, be remanded in the corrective centre. The case was adjourned to February 13, 2019.”
He ordered that the accused and his accomplice a twelve year old girl be remanded in custody and produced before the court next month.

The accused was arrested after the minor was seen in the early hours of the morning at a local market lying on the ground and bleeding profusely.

Harrison Essien


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