Court Jails Man For 28 Years For Rape Of Minor In Akwa Ibom
A 28-year-old motorcyclist, Mr Kingsley Emem Obioffiong, was today sentenced to 28 years in prison, with hard labour, for raping a 15-year-old girl in Akpautong, Esit Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Mr Obioffiong was convicted by a State High Court sitting in Eket, on a two count charge of abduction and rape.
While the Presiding Judge, Justice Nsemeke Daniel in his judgement, sentenced Mr Obioffiong to seven years in prison on count one, he jailed him for 21 years in count two, with the term running concurrently starting from 1st of June 2016, when he was arrested.
The incident occurred on the 27th day of May, 2016, when the 15-year-old girl, joined other school children for the celebration at Uquo Township Stadium.
At the end of the event, the girl and one other female student, picked a motorcycle operated by the convict who instead of taking them to their destination in Ekpene Obo, forcefully took the girls through a bush track to his residence in Akpautong, where they were gang raped by five men for three days without food.
A medical report submitted before the Court showed that one of the girls had wounds and blood in her vagina because of the force sex.
The medical expert, Dr. Emmanuel Iren who is the prosecution witness in the matter, said he discovered “tenderness at the lower part of her abdomen called hypogastrum, bleeding in the vulva of the vagina and bruises at the vulva.
According to Dr Iren the bleeding was from the lateral fornis and not the cervix, thus confirming that the bleeding was caused by a tear of the lateral fornis and not from menstruation.