Two female children who are 11 years old, were rescued from the clutches of a wicked native doctor in Cross River state, who abducted them for years ago and sexually abused them consistently.
The native doctor, 42-year-old Emmanuel Akpan Okon, was arrested by the police following a tip-off about his business of preparing charms for armed robbers, Punch reports.
Confessing to the crime, Okon said:
“While staying in the same compound with Wisdom’s mother at Onitsha, I observed that she had problems bringing up her nine children. This girl, Wisdom, was always with me when I was staying in their compound. So, when I wanted to leave Onitsha, I took her with me without telling her mother. When I left Onitsha with her, I went to Auchi, and was riding a commercial motorcycle as a means of livelihood. Where I stayed in Auchi, Destiny was always coming to play with Esther. I also noticed that Destiny’s mother had many children. So, when I wanted to leave the town, I took her along.
I had sex with them and I know it is bad in the sight of God. I have a girl child who is with the mother. I will not be happy if she is treated this way.”
Speaking on her ordeal, one of the girls said:
“I was in primary four when he took me away from my home. I remember that my mother lost her sister and when she was going for the burial, she told the man, who was a commercial motorcycle rider, to bring me to her village. That was how I found myself living with him. I used to tell him that I did not like sex, but he continued…
He has been having sex with us regularly. He gives us food to eat and promises that one day he will take us back to our mothers.”
Shedding more light on the culprit’s arrest, State Commissioner of Police, Henry Fadairo, told newsmen:
“On November 16, 2015, we raided one Emmanuel Akpan’s home in Akamkpa, in the Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, based on a tip-off. We gathered he was into the preparation of charms for armed robbers and treatment of criminals with bullet wounds.
During the raid, we saw two little girls in his house. They are both 11 years. On enquiry, we found out that they were abducted four years ago. One was stolen from Onitsha while the other was stolen from Auchi.
We are making efforts to see how we can locate their parents. The victims claimed that he had been having regular sex with them.”
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