The residents of Ikang in Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross River State, were thrown into shock after a 3-year-old child, was abducted by a suspected ritual killer, and raped with a stick.
The ritualist was caught inflicting wounds on the child at a place not faraway from where a 1-year-old child was found, murdered.
However, he was handed over to the police, while the injured child was rushed to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.
A staff of the teaching hospital, Mr. Uche Okoro, said:
“The girl was already bleeding profusely because she had machete cut and a wood was forced into her vagina,” Okoro told the press. “At the moment, the hospital has carried out series of surgeries on her and she is in a stable condition. But the concern here is that a family showed up and offered to pay N10, 000 to offset part of the medical bill.”
“We found out that it was the family of the suspect,” Okoro said. “My worry here is that how is this possible? Or are they acting on orders of the police? We just hope that the police have not compromised.”
When contacted, a spokesperson of the Cross River State Police Command, Mr. John Eluu, said he was yet to be informed on the case.