Ex- Commissioner arrested for defiling an underage girl, 15, and damaging her uterus as a result of the rape.
Barrister Edet Okon Asim, an ex Commissioner of information and Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Biodiversity, is currently cooling his heels in police custody for, allegedly, continuously defiling an underaged #girl
for about 3 years in Calabar, Cross River State.
reports that the girl, who was about 12 when the defilement started, was “forced” into aborting twice for Mr. Asim, with consent of her mother and this has led to a puncture of her #uterus
while carrying out a third abortion.
Findings by Vanguard show that the girl’s mother one Mrs. Stella is also a mistress to the former Commissioner of #Information
,Mr. Asim and had approved #relationship
between her daughter and her lover (Mr. Asim). A source who pleaded anonymity said that Mrs. Stella was married to a popular Calabar based #pastor
who was a good friend of Asim and bore two #children
for the deceased man of God. “Since the death of the pastor, Mr. Asim has been “helping” the family and is their benefactor for years now. Immediately the girl started maturing, he took interest and started sleeping with both of them (daughter and mother)
Vanguard also learned that the #victim
, who is a student of the Federal Government Girls College, Calabar, was reportedly cautioned by her mother not to tell anyone.
Reacting to the report, the Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Council Initiative, BCRI and Child’s Right Activist, James Ibor, said the third abortion for Mr.Asim was poorly carried out and by a quack too. “From the examination that has been carried out so far, preliminary #results
have shown that the girl’s uterus has been partially perforated and she may likely not be able to conceive again.
We had to investigate and informed the police that led to the #arrest
of Mr. Asim and Ms. Stella and we have received several calls from various powerful people to step down the matter but the #crime
is against humanity, the girl needs to be protected, he said.