A 32 year old prophet, Godson Thompson has been remanded in Uyo correctional center for allegedly raping a 13 year-old girl who was brought to him for intercessory prayers.
The trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang ordered the remand of the Prophet, a native of Ikot Offiong Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area, after hearing the evidence of the victim, who is an SS1 student of a Government Secondary School in Uyo.
The victim had told the Court that while living with her elder sister in Uyo, her in-law took her to a church at Information Drive, Uyo, and when he left at about 6pm, the Pastor took her to his house, where she was raped all through the night.
She said the accused person, a father of three children, gave her a bucket to urinate inside the house in order to prevent her from going outside.
The minor also told the Court that the incident which occurred on Friday, 10th July, 2020, saw her using her sanitary pads for two weeks because of bleeding.
The 13 year-old girl narrated that on the fateful day, the prophet told her that she should accompany him elsewhere to pray for somebody which she did, only to end up in his house.
Her words, “My in-law took me to a church by IBB Way, Uyo, by 6pm, saying he will pick me up by 7pm. When we got the church, when my in-law left the church, the prophet made a phone call to a tricyclist and the tricyclist rode in and he asked me to enter the tricycle saying he was going to pray for two persons and that he will also pray for me.
“When we got there, he prayed for the first and second persons. Thereafter, the accused person and I trekked to the main road and he stopped a tricycle and we both entered it and at a certain point, the tricyclist stopped and the accused person said I should wait for him.”
She narrated that in the accused house were he took her to, he brought black liquid substance in a plastic bottle and drank before taking turns to rape her.
She said she saw ladies’ panties of different colors and pictures of women inside the house of the Prophet.
The victim said she was able to escape when the accused person forgot to lock the door of the house and ran to a church where she was rescued.
At the conclusion of the evidence of the victim, the trial judge, Justice Bassey Nkanang adjourned the matter to 1st August, 2022 for continuation of trial and ordered the accused be taken back to prison till the adjourned date.