Man sentenced to life in Prison for taking turn to defiling two teenage Girls
The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Eket has sentenced a 37-year-old man, Uduak Moses Idimudo, to life imprisonment for raping two teenagers in the Eket LGA of the state.
The police prosecutor told the court that the suspect lured the teenagers, aged 14 and 15, into his room on the pretext of giving them change for the fried cow skin meat he brought from them, but he instead took turns to rape them on two occasions and still refused to give them their change, threatening to kill them if they disclosed to anyone.
While giving her testimony, one of the victims said they met the defendant on the road in Efoi in July 2020, when he bought meat worth N700 from them and told them to accompany him to his room to get the money or that they should go and sell the meat and come back.
She stated that on their way home, they went back to his house as he directed them to collect their money, but that he insisted that they must follow him into his room, which they did.
She said he pushed her and her friend on his bed and removed their pants and inserted his penis inside their vaginas and after that gave them N350 instead of the N700 he owed them.
She further told the court that they went home without telling their parents and that one month after, in August 2020, they went back to Idimudo’s house for the balance of their money where he took turns raping each of them again and did not pay the debt and asked them to come back again.
She explained that the convict adopted the same procedure and raped them severally between July 2020, and April 2021, until his neighbour, a woman, who noticed them on a monthly basis inside his house, reported the incident to their parents.
Justice Efiong Efiong of the court said, “I believe the testimonies of PW 1 and PW 5 (the victims) as corroborated by the confessional statement of the defendant and the medical reports of evidence of forceful penetration of vaginas of PW 1 and PW5.”
Justice Efiong described the defendant as “a despicable character who is worse than an untrained animal and does not deserve to be left free in the community of decent people.
“That the defendant could keep raping two minors naked on his bed and raping them in their open view shows that he is a dirty, wicked, and satanic person who has no regard for the law and morals.”