Police from Eket Area Command arrested a 37-year-old man from Ibeno Local Government Area, Mr. Honest Okon Ufokiko, for allegedly kidnapping and trafficking a 14-year-old girl, Miss Enobong Udotai.
Mr. Ufokiko was arrested by the elite team of police led by Inspector Wisdom Ndak following a petition from the Child Rights and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) to the Commander of the Eket Region Command Police after the victim surrendered to the organization and registered his complaints.
The victim, who is an orphan from Effoi, Eket, accused the culprit of luring her on the internet while claiming to be her biological father. She said she was in a government orphanage in Uyo and was a student at Connelly Cornelia College Uyo and was charged to take her last West African Examination Council (WAEC) Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations when Mr. Ufokikot lured and kidnapped her in 2019 and not only raped her, but impregnated her five times and forced her to have an abortion three times in a row, one of which nearly cost her her life.
She also told police that Mr. Ufokiko had often forced her to sleep with different men since she was kidnapped, while he cashed in on the proceeds, and when she gave birth to a child, he imposed on one of his clients who is a high profile politician. in the state and forced him to pay her monthly child support.
Miss Enobong further told police that when she got tired of being in captivity, she wanted to flee but Mr Ufokiko ruffled her and roughed her up. It caused him injuries, including a broken left arm, even though he knew she was two months pregnant and was only rescued by neighbors when he tried to strangle her.
She said her captor had warned her not to report the matter to the police as it would be a futile effort as he was very connected and would not hesitate to use his wizards’ charms to harm her.
Mr. Honest Okon Ufokiko, who goes by Mizta Glo on social media and claims to be the President of the Ibeno Youths Association (IYA) and the Palace Secretary of the Supreme Ruler of Ibeno, has not denied any of the allegations made against him but simply insisted that the victim was his daughter and that the devil had forced him to commit these atrocious acts.
The Eket Region Command of the Nigeria Police said that due to the weight of the case, Ufokiko would be transferred to State Police Command, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State for a further investigation and prosecution.