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Nigerian national charged for rape in Bong

Police in Gbarnga, Bong County have charged and sent to court a Nigerian national aged 44 with the crime of rape in the county. According to a police charge sheet on Monday, March 26, 2018 at about 4: 47 PM, complainant Ayouba Doumayah, father of the victim, reported to the Women and Children Protection Services of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in Gbarnga, alleging that his 10 years old daughter was sexually abused by a man identified as Anthony Nwosu, a Nigerian national.

The victim’s father says the incident occurred sometime ago at the Ganta Parking Community in Gbarnga in the suspect’s room. According to the complainant, the victim cannot remember the date and time the act was committed, but she was sent to C. B. Dumbar medical center for treatment after she had been seriously interrogated at home.

In her narrative, the victim is said to have told the investigating team of the LNP that one day she was passing on the road at Ganta Parking Community, and suspect Nwosu called her to go and buy him rice to eat.

When she came with the rice, the victim says the suspect told her to enter his room which she allegedly did. Upon entering the room, the victim claimed that the suspect put video on before allegedly raping her.

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“This man (Nwosu) has been having sex with me so many times in his room and he [is] always telling me not to tell anyone, if I do that he will kill me,” she alleged.

According to the victim, whenever she goes to the defendant’s house, he usually give her L$40.00. She claims that since the last time she went at the suspect’s house during which they had sex, she has been sick.

For his part, defendant Nwosu denied the allegation during police preliminary investigation. He told investigators that while he was at his house sometime in January this year watching rated xxx movies, he saw the victim when she took her phone for charging.

According to him, she came to look at the movie so he drove her for the first time. But he claimed that the victim came back for the second time, and he grabbed her and beat on her.

He alleges that it was the only interaction between he and the victim. But the LNP charge sheet says based on the age of the victim, witnesses’ statements, medical report, the crime scene and the interaction between the victim and the defendant, the ‘Women and Children Protection Service (WACPS) has resolved to charge defendant Nwosu with the crime of rape.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong County-Edited by Winston W. Parley

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