Bayelsa State Vigilante Service agents rescued a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly locked up and used as a sex slave in a hotel by a suspected cultist in the Tombia area of Yenagoa, the state capital, on Thursday.
The victim, simply identified as Miss Favour Doumo, is from the state’s Nembe Local Government Area.
Hon. Doubiye Alagba, Chairman of the state vigilante outfit, who led members of his team on the operation, confirmed that the girl had been rescued and that the suspect had been 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 revealed that she screamed and cried all night as they threatened to kill her until the state vigilante security service rescued her.
The accused Mr. Christopher Abraham, 37, a native of Ndoro in the Ekeremor Local Government Council area, claimed that the victim is his girlfriend, on whom he spends his money, but he discovered that she cheated on him with other men, which is why he invited her and they argued, and he went physical with her out of rage.”
He also claimed that the gun belonged to his friend, Efe, who is still at large.
Alagba also stated that the suspect has admitted that he and his accomplice, who is still at large, are members of the bobos cult.
“The suspect is a well-known drug dealer, and they are among those causing unrest in the state.” Let me also use this medium to warn hotel owners who house criminals as guests to stop or face the wrath of the law,” he said.
The suspect was turned over to the Nigeria Police Force’s state security unit, Operation Doo-Akpo.