A young lady named Effiong Laurel Scott has come to defend the corps member who killed a man in Akwa Ibom state on Sunday, saying she could have done the same thing if she was bold enough when the same man raped and threatened to kill her in 2017.
Recall that a youth corps member named Princess Odume was caught, beaten, stripped naked by residents before being handed over to the police for allegedly killing a man identified as Japhet Akwaowo.
When the police interrogated her, Princess stated that she killed him in self-defence after he threatened to kill her upon her refusal to oblige his request to remove her clothes so that he could have sex with her.
In a new video, Effiong narrated how Japheth allegedly raped her in 2017 not long after she turned 18, forcing her to move out of the state.
Watch video below:
”My name Effiong Laurel Scott and I am from Akwa Ibom state. I heard about the incident that took place here in Uyo of the girl that butchered the guy to bits and pieces. I heard about it a few days ago but I did not think much of it until yesterday.
“I was just scrolling through Facebook and I saw a comment on the post that stated ‘Even if it was a rape case, why would she kill the guy?’.
“That caught my attention and I went through the post and I started reading through and this was the girl’s side of the story that said the guy tried to rape her.
“I was like let me see the girl’s photo and the guy’s photo.
“As God would have it, it turns out that this was the guy that raped me in 2017, July 17th to be precise in Etinan local government.”
Giving details of how it happened, Effiong said, ”My family and I came back to Akwa Ibom in 2012. I grew up in Maiduguri. Due to the security, insurgency and all that, we came back to Akwa Ibom state.
“My dad was transferred top Etinan and we moved to Etinan to be with him. I celebrated my 18th birthday on May 11 and this incident happened in July. I was on my way out on a bike. This guy trailed me on the bike and came to me. He stopped the bike that I was on. He got the number. This guy is actually a rapist and a killer.
“He is not just a rapist, He is a serial rapist.
“So this guy met me. He sounded so sound. The guy was like since you are in a haste, just give me your number. When you come back we would get to see and talk. Me too I was in haste so I was like let me just give him my number, it’s not like I was going to pick his call.
“On my way back home, when I was on the exact spot that he met me to get my number, my phone rang and I picked up and he was like where are you?. I told him I was where he saw me. By this time, this was around 6.30 in the evening. In Etinan, by 6 pm, everybody is already on their way home or in their houses. It is already late and almost dark.
“He told me to stop by a filling station. I stopped by and stood beside it. Listen to the storyline so that you would know that the whole ”jazz” thing that the girl said is true and it is realistic. It is very very true that the guy uses ”jazz” on his victims. He hypnotises them.
“He told me that he told his Aunty that I was coming by to visit him. I was still having some sense in me. I was like no I cannot come to your house, I just met you. This guy kept on convincing me. We stood on that spot and kept on convincing me. At a time I was like, Okay, let me just waste my own time, let me go with this guy.
“The road he entered and started taking me through was a bush track. He took me through that road and in my mind, I was like what are we doing here exactly. By the time we got into the house, the house was like a deserted place.
“So I got into the house and the moment I saw it, I said I can’t stay here. So I got up and told him I was going, maybe I would come another time. I reached for the door. Lo and Behold, the door was locked.
“As I turned my back to ask him to open the door, this guy got a machete and a penknife. He told me in that girl’s exact words that he will rape me and kill me and nobody will know about it and nobody will do anything about it. Yes! Those were his exact words to me too. No single thing changed.
“I begged as an 18-year-old. I begged. I cried. What didn’t I do that day? I begged him. I was literally crying.
“Fine, he still had his way with me. He had his way with me not once, twice. to be precise I got back home that night around 11 pm. I snuck into the house, I had my bath. I cried my eyes. I cried for days.”
Effiong said she left Etinan a few weeks after the incident, ”The only person I was able to tell this thing to then was my elder sister. Somehow he got to know that my elder sister knew about it. He started threatening her from that time.
This guy’s name is Akwaowo Japheth. That is his name. Quote me. I am the one saying it. This guy’s name is Akwaowo Japheth. I can vouch on my life that that girl did not just want to murder him.” he said.
She said the joy for her is that the deceased died a painful death. She insisted that the corp member killed the deceased in self-defence. She called on other victims of the deceased to speak up so they can save the corp member.