A 50-year-old traditional healer c*m Pastor of the Brotherhood Church, Udo Obot Job is now cooling his heels in police cell for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl, Mary Bassey. Saturday Sun reports:
The incident, Saturday Sun learnt, led to the death of the victim’s father who was ill and receiving treatment at Job’s healing home when the alleged r*pe happened at Ukat Aran village in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
It was gathered that Mrs Eno Bassey had on February 13 taken her husband, Mr. Stephen Bassey to Job’s healing home for possible recovery from stroke. The state Police Commissioner, Mr Gabriel Achong, who confirmed the development, said that the suspect had demanded N400,000 for the treatment of Bassey.
He said that the family of the victim’s wife was able to raise N350,000 for the treatment while on February 14, the suspect allegedly told Mrs Bassey to go to the market to buy some food items for her husband. It was learnt that while she went on the errand, her daughter, a 14-year-old Mary Bassey was drugged and thereafter deflowered.
“Immediately Mr Bassey heard what Job did to her daughter, he collapsed and died,” Achong told Saturday Sun. The Assistant Commissioner of Police, State CID Uyo, Mr. Mike Okoli added that the suspect has been arrested and the victim, Mary Bassey taken to Akpa Utong College Hospital where Dr Ubong Okon confirmed that she was defiled.