The Cross River State Police has arrested a 48-year-old cleric, Pastor Dominic John, for raping his 12-year-old housemaid, identified as Eno.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, while parading 78 persons accused of committing various crimes, stated that John forcefully defiled the housemaid.
Inuwa said John, who lives at Ikot-Ekpo, Calabar, admitted to committing the crime.
He said, “On March 11, 2018, around 10pm, one Pastor Dominic John was arrested for defiling his 12-year-old housemaid. Following the victim’s outcry, the suspect was arrested and he admitted to committing the crime.
“Meanwhile, a medical examination has been carried out by a qualified medical practitioner to ascertain the health condition of the girl. The suspect will be charged to court.”
The police also paraded a 25-year-old man, Michael Okon, for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl, Uduak, after dragging her into his living room.
Inuwa added that the girl had been examined by a medical practitioner for confirmation of her health condition.