A 31-year-old prophet, Anietie Inyang, from Ikot Ebak village, Essien Udim LGA of the state, has been arrested by police in Akwa Ibom State for allegedly sodomising a 12-year-old child.
Prophet Anietie Inyang is alleged to have engaged in anal sex with the survivor, who also lives in Essien Udim LGA with his grandmother at Ikot Ada Utor in the Afaha Clan.
The suspect was earlier detained by the Essien Udim Police Division, according to Sitippe, but released on bail without being tried and attempts were made to cover up the case.
However, along with her husband, Anthony Luke, the wife of the Chairman of Essien Udim, Mrs. Umoh Gabriel Tony Luke, got wind of the details and ordered the police to produce the suspect.
He was susbsequently re-arrested and brought to the State Police Headquarters in Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo. It was further learnt that the Akwa Ibom State Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Unit has taken over the case.