According to Daily Post reports, one Okon Michael, 50, an indigene of Mbak Ekpe in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom state, who raped a two-year-old girl has confessed to the crime saying he was under the influence of an evil spirit.
While being paraded on Wednesday at the Ikot Akpan Police Headquarters of the state alongside other suspects arrested for various offences, the man who spoke to journalists said he didn’t know what came over him.
Fielding questions from newsmen, Michael further insisted that he was under the influence of an evil spirit when he committed the crime.
“Even as I am standing before you, I do not know what came over me and what had really happened. Someone came to my house and told me something serious was going to happen to me but I did not take it seriously,” the 50-year-old noted.
Both he and the evil spirit should be flogged with hot iron and locked up for a very long time.