Members of a three-man gang have confessed
to police in Akwa Ibom State that they could
not remember the number of ladies they had
forcefully slept with.
The suspects specialised in going round the
metropolis, using a commercial tricycle to pick
unsuspecting female passengers before
hypnotising and sleeping with them.
Parading the bad guys at the Police Command
Headquarters, Uyo, Police PRO, ASP Cordelia
Nwawe said they were apprehended by a team
of Special Anti-Robbery Squard (SARS) and
State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID)
following a tip-off by one of their victims.
The suspects - Utebe Archibong (29), Charles
Essien (27) and James Etim (24), the PPRO
said, succeeded because the victim (name
withheld) said one of her abductors pretended
to be a commercial tricycle rider, while the
remaining two pretended to be passengers.
According to Nwawe, the victim, a University of
Uyo student, while aboard the tricycle, was
hypnotised and then taken to a place where she
was r*ped several times. Thereafter, the
suspects made her to swear to an oath never
to reveal the incident to anyone, else she would
But she summoned the courage and narrated
her ordeal to her roommates in the hostel who
advised her to report the incident to the police
and they swooped on the r*pists.
The guys confessed to the crime, saying many
young women had fallen prey to their pranks.
According to them, they had been r*ping for a
very long time.
The three guys would be charged to court and
dealt with by the law.