The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested two persons over the alleged abduction and rape of two under-aged girls in the State.
One of the suspects, Edidiong Ufe also known as 'Isong Akpa' an indigene of Idu Uruan, in the Uruan Local Government Area of the State was alleged to have abducted a 12-year-old girl from the neighboring community of Ifiayong Usuk of the same local government.
The suspect repeatedly raped and impregnated his victim.
Also, another suspect one Iboro Ayama, an indigene of Ikot Offiong but a resident of Ini LGA has been arrested by the command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old victim, The PUNCH reports.
Ayama, 48 was said to have accosted his victim, a 10-year-old while running an errand for her grandmother, dragged her to a nearby bush where he allegedly defiled her.
The police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Odiko Macdon who confirmed the incident to newsmen and expressed deep concern over such incidents.
The PPRO said, "Based on a complaint of Abduction on 11th May 2021 at about 1:25 PM, the Operatives of Uruan Division swung into action and arrested one Edidiong Etm Ufe a.k.a "Isong Akpa" 'm' of Idu Uruan in Uruan Local Government, Area, who allegedly abducted a 12yr-old-girl, of Ifiayong Usuk, Uruan Local Government Area sometimes in November 2020 and consecutively had unlawful carnal knowledge of her which resulted to four months pregnancy. The suspect has confessed to the crime.
"Similarly, following a tip-off on 11/6/2021 at about 1720hrs, Operatives of Ini Division apprehended one Iboro Ime Ayama 'm' of Ikot Offrong, but residing at Ikot Etok Eren, Ini L.G.A who forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 10-yr-old girl hails from Edem Idim Ibakesi of the same L.G.A.
"Investigation reveals that the victim was sent to buy foodstuffs at Affiong Aran market by her grandmother but was accosted by the suspect on her way home, who dragged him into a nearby bush and unlawfully defiled her."