Reports from Nigeria reveal that the Benue State Police Command has rescued a Cameroonian woman who was allegedly kidnapped in 1990, under a spell in Calabar, where she had gone to sit for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination (JAMB).
The reports say Ms Martha Eyong was kidnapped at the age of 16 when the suspect, a 78-year-old man Ali Omonya Ameh, sprayed her with a white substance believed to be powder, allowing her to do anything he instructed.
The suspect was first taken to Lagos then moved to Otukpo local government area of Benue state, where she spent most of her adult life under threats, isolation and forced relationship that produced two children as a result of random rape by the suspect.
According to Martha, the man purported duped her of the sum of Four hundred thousand naira then and whisked her to an unknown destination.
She revealed on a Nigerian TV Channel, Channels Television that she was delivered by a cleric in a church who later led to her becoming conscious. Gaining her consciousness, she quickly alerted the police who swung into action by arresting the suspect who confessed to committing the crime.
On his part, the victim’s father, Mr Michael Eyong wants the police to secure justice on his daughter over the trauma he claimed to have passed through.
According to some Nigerian newspapers, the 70-year-old man, Alhaji Aliyu Onmaya, has been apprehended by Benue State Police Command.