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Akwa Ibom Prophet nabbed for raping 16-year-old girl, day after state CP paraded 12 rapists


The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a ‘man of God’, Prophet Nnamso Jacob of the Living Power of Zion Church, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

The incident comes a day after the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, paraded 12 rapists, including a pastor.

A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Nnudam Fredrick, on Thursday, said the victim had been visiting prophet in the church located at Nduese Eduo, Okon Eket area of the state for counselling and deliverance.

It added that the teenager was in the church on 23 June 2020 to keep an appointment fixed by the prophet who claimed it was the d-day for her spiritual adoption.

However, Prophet Nnamso allegedly administered an intoxicating substance and raped her.

The statement read,

“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command under the leadership of CP Imohimi Edgal, has arrested another clergy, one Prophet Nnamso Friday Jocab aged 35yrs who allegedly raped a 16-yr-old girl.

” Investigation revealed that the victim previously visited the so-called Prophet and General Overseer of “The Living Power of Zion Church”, situates at Ndue Eduo, Okon Eket, Eket L.G.A for counselling and deliverance, but was given an appointment by the suspect to report back on 23rd June 2020 for “spiritual adoption”.

“Consequent upon the appointment, the victim visited the prophet on the scheduled date.

“However, while she was in the prophet’s counselling room; the suspect administered an intoxicating liquid substance to the victim, and thereafter took advantage of the victim and had unlawful carnal knowledge of her”