The suspect identified as Emmanuel Friday Udofah allegedly committed the crime in a hotel he manages in State Housing Estate, Calabar Municipality.
According to Cross River Watch, the suspect had placed a vacancy notice in front of the hotel and the victim applied.
The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, who confirmed the incident, warned residents and job seeker to be aware of fraudulent job advertisement.
Confirming the incident to CRW, the State Chairperson of Child Protection Network, CPN, Barrister James Ibor disclosed that the victim is in critical condition.
“The victim who he knowingly defiled is still in critical condition. We are tracking him and will bring him to justice.” he said.
Barrister Ibor, who is the Principal Counsel, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative, BRCI, condemned the act and urged all and sundry to support the fight against child abuse.
“This is Udoffa, Divine Emmanuel who allegedly raped a Child whose condition is still critical. He is a final year law student in Faculty of Law, University of Calabar with reg no. 16/071144055 and currently on the run. If you find him please call the police” he posted on Facebook.