Policemen attached to the Federal Housing Unit, Cross River State have apprehended two youths, who broke into the home of a medical doctor “to avenge several instances of sexual harassment.”
The youths, Sam Williams, 26, and Archibong Ita, 25, hail from Akwa Ibom and Cross River states respectively, according to the police.
While Williams is a Computer Science graduate from the North America University in Benin Republic, Ita claimed to be a student at the University of Calabar.
Southern City News learnt that they were caught by the police at 7am on Monday in the doctor’s residence located along Lemna Road in the Calabar Municipal Local Government Area.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, told our correspondent on Tuesday that the suspects were caught after the residents raised the alarm.
“They were caught robbing a compound occupied by a medical doctor on Monday at about 7am. They were caught with machete and change-over switches. They tied the security guard when they entered the compound.
“It was already dawn; so, people raised the alarm and the police intervened swiftly. One of them, identified as Jibril, escaped. We are still investigating the matter,” he said.
But reacting swiftly to the claims of the police, the suspects said they were not robbers, but were on revenge mission to deal with the medical doctor whom they alleged had sexually assaulted them several times.
Williams said they had gone to attack the medical doctor (name withheld) for sexually harassing him and several others.
“This is the first time I got involved in this kind of thing. I know the medical doctor. He has sexually harassed me a couple of times. I have stopped practising homosexuality, but he kept harassing me. He had his way; so, I had to stay away from him because I knew what he stood for.
“We did not really go there as armed robbers. We had wanted to teach him a bitter lesson. I feel justified for what I had gone there to do. Although I regret this move now that I was caught,” he said.
Ita said, “I am not into robbery. I was caught because I made some wrong moves. It is the first time I would be making this wrong move. I never expected that the outcome would be this way that was why I took part in it.
“I had worked for this medical doctor for a while; we worked for him. He has been maltreating his boys. The last time we brought some boys to him, he maltreated them. He kept harassing them with sex.
“He has done it to so many others. The same doctor has done the same thing to us. So, our move was to punish him for what he paid for.”