A serial rapist who has been holding sway for a decade in Calabar, has been arrested finally.
A 27-year-old serial rapist, Stephen Nyong, who has been terrorising women around the Ndom Ndang area of Calabar, the Cross River State capital, for years, has been finally arrested by youths of the area and handed over to the police.
According to reports, the Ikono local government area, Akwa Ibom State-born Nyong, who resided at 18b, Inyang Edem Street, Mount Zion, had taken it as his hobby to rape women and girls in the community for a long time and nemesis only caught up with him recently.
It was gathered that Nyong, in league with some hoodlums, have been on rampage, terrorizing women in the neighbourhood for about a decade, visiting almost every compound each night, where they rape women and girls.
The village head of the community, Muri Okon Effiong, said that Nyong and his gang had been carrying out their nefarious activities in his domain for a very long time.
"As the custodian of this place, the chiefs and I took a decision to deal with them and we have arrested one of them, Stephen Nyong.
He and other gang members have raped over 60 girls. He alone had defiled over 20 girls this 2015. He has been chased in more than three compounds but was not caught. His sins have caught up with him today.
Apart from raping the women, he also makes sure he stabs and injures them as well as cart away any valuable within reach.
It was last Sunday night’s attack that got the youths in the area enraged and they decided to lay siege for him and their kingpin on our instruction. Unfortunately, the leader of the gang, who is now at large, is responsible for grooming them over the years."
A resident, Agnes Ubong, also reechoed the Muri's sentiments.
"After defiling my neighbour, Mary and her roommate, Stephen Nyong stabbed both of them on the head and he also took their phones and N8,000 from them.
They were both taken to the hospital this morning."