John Charles, Makurdi
A member of House of Representatives, Blessing Onuh, and a group known as One Idoma Initiative, have placed a bounty of N150,000 on a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Eddy Ujah, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.
A social activist, Julie Okoh, who disclosed this on Monday, said the lawmaker representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency, had condemned the incident.
Explaining that the APGA chieftain has since disappeared, Okoh said, “The House of Representatives member, Blessing Onuh, has kicked against the incident and placed a bounty of N50,000 on whoever finds the man.
“Also, a group, One Idoma Initiative has placed a N100,000 bounty on him. The state Police Commissioner, Inspector General of Police and National Police Officers’ Wives Association are all working to ensure that the man is arrested.”
The social activist said that the raped girl was on admission at General Hospital, Otukpo, where she was recuperating.
The victim said she was returning from where she had gone to grind garri around 10am that day when a man, Eddy Ujah, grabbed her.
“Because the road is near his house, he was coming outside and saw me, grabbed me and took me into his room.
“He locked the door and started beating me. After that, he went to the backdoor and locked it, switched on his phone music and connected it to the loud speaker and made it so loud. When I was shouting, nobody heard me.
“After beating me, he dragged me to his bedroom and raped me. Before I came out, he called his friend who was outside and told him to check if there was anyone around. So, his friend checked and told him that there was nobody outside.