Operatives of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service, on Thursday, rescued a 13-year-old girl, allegedly locked up and used as a sexual slave in a hotel by a suspected cultist in the Tombia area of Yenagoa, the state capital.
The victim, who was simply identified as Miss Favour Doumo, is a native of Nembe Local Government Area of the state.
The Chairman of the state vigilante outfit, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, who led members of his team on the operation, confirmed that the girl was rescued, and the suspect was arrested for illegal possession of a gun, phones, money, and other items.
Explaining her ordeal, the victim, Miss Favour, said she met the suspect barely a week, and he invited her to the hotel where he resides, making love overtures to her.
“I got to the hotel to meet him only for him to accuse me of cheating on him, that while I was away for an exam, I travelled few days ago that I went to meet another man.
“He locked me in the hotel room. And later in the company of his friend, one Efe, used a gun to threaten me that I will not go anywhere, they stripped me off my clothes filmed me with their phones and molested me. He told me that he is a gun trafficker and that he has been to prison and that the government knows him,” she said.
Favour also disclosed that, she cried and screamed all through the night while they threatened to kill her until the state vigilante security service rescued her.
The suspect Mr. Christopher Abraham, 37 yrs, and a native of Ndoro in Ekeremor Local Government council area claimed that the victim is his girlfriend whom he spends his money on but discovered that she cheated on him with other men, and that was why he invited her and they had an argument, and he went physical with her out of anger.”
He also claimed that the gun belonged to his friend, who he identified as Efe, who is now at large.
Alagba, also said the suspect has confessed that he and his accomplice, who is now at large, are members of the bobos cult group.
“The suspect is a known drug dealer and they are part of the persons causing unrest in the state. Let me also use this medium to warn hotel owners who harbour criminals as quest in their hotel to desist or face the wroth of the law,” he said.
The suspect has been handed over to the state security outfit, Operation Doo-Akpo of the Nigeria Police Force.