Sexual Violence Increases: NYSC Corps member raped

by Sanjo

A 21-year-old Nigerian woman doing her mandatory national service in Akwa Ibom State, South-south Nigeria, has been gang-raped in Uyo, the police have said.

Nigerians have been demanding tougher actions on rape from the authorities after waves of sexual violence across the country.

The police in Akwa Ibom said in a statement on Tuesday that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member was raped on May 24 by two men. The victim is doing her primary assignment in Uyo.

The statement signed by the police spokesperson in the state, N-Nudam Fredrick said one of the men alleged to have raped the corps member has been arrested, while the other is on the run.

The police identified the arrested man as Ofonime Emmanuel Essien of 15 Iba Oku Street, Uyo. He is said to be 25 years old.

The fleeing suspect has been identified as Frank Okon.

“Investigation revealed that the victim visited her colleagues at No. 15 Iba Oku Street and later took her phone to the room where the suspects are living at the same address for charging and met Ofonime Emmanuel who pretended to be asleep, while Frank Okon and two girls were in the room,” the police said.

“Shortly after the victim left for her colleagues’ room in the same compound she was called by Frank Okon that Ofonime Emmanuel was awake. The suspects swooped down on the victim and serially gang-raped her as she entered the room.”

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