The Women and Children Protection Section (WACPS) of the Liberia National Police (LNP) has detained a Nigerian national along with two Liberians in connection with raping a minor.
Defendants Prince E. Ekechukwu, Philip T. Payne and Andrew Krah were arrested after police investigated them for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl at the Airfield Shortcut Community.
Details contained in the police charge sheet revealed that the victim met defendant Ekechukwu at the Barrolle Practice Ground, where he allegedly proposed a love affair some six months ago.
Police said the victim told investigators that since then, both of them had been having sexual intercourse in a room at the accused place of work.
Police quoted the victim as telling them that her affiliation with the defendant was facilitated by her grandfather, Payne and her uncle, Krah.
The victim, ‘name withheld’ told the WACPS that her grandfather deeply encouraged her to love to defendant Ekechukwu by accepting tokens of kola nuts, drinks and money as the bride price.
The police investigation further established that the grandfather of the victim allegedly sent her to stay with the defendant at his house, but she refused, which prompted the defendant to beat on her.
According to the police charge sheet, the defendant allegedly gave a yellow Toyota Corolla to the victim’s Uncle to teach her (the victim) how to drive, but the Uncle instead used the car for commercial purpose.
Police say medical report from the Hope of Women International Clinic revealed “redness healed wound” at the opening of the vigina zigzag edge of the victim as well as broken hymen, coupled with offensive fluid discharges.