The Rivers State Police Command has launched investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a 32-year-old widow by a Police officer, for failing to wear a nose mask.
The victim said of a truth she flout covid19 protocol by not wearing face mask, but instead of being reprimanded, the police officer took the her to a guest house where she was raped.
According her, the police officer attached to Sakpenwa Police Division, Tai Local Government Area allegedly abducted her on Tuesday night, took her to a guest house where she was raped till dawn.
“I was returning from Bori to Port Harcourt when I met some police officers at a checkpoint. They arrested me for not wearing a nose mask. They kept me long there with them.
“Thereafter they carried me from one place to the other, claiming they want to take me to the police station, but never took me to any police station.
“After some time, they took me to a guest house where one of them raped me till dawn. His name is Inspector Peter Iba of Sakpenwa Police Station.”
“I have been taken to a guess house just because of N100 face mask.
“I can’t believe this is happening to me. He wants to sleep with me. I am dying. He wouldn’t let me pick any call. He threatened to seize my phone,” the window lamented.
However, a human right activist Prince Wiro, after receiving a whatsapp text message from the victim, that she has been taken to a guest house because of N100 face mask by a police officer on Wednesday, demanded the State Police Command to launch investigations into the matter and make sure the perpetrator of the evil acts is brought to brook.
Wiro said, “Open immediate investigation into the alleged rape of this woman by a serving officer.
“There is no justification for the punishment of rape to be meted out to a woman because she flouted Rivers State Government order on the use of nose masks. I expect the police to take this matter seriously.
“You know there’s a recent order from the Inspector General of Police charging every Command to do everything possible to make rape a thing of the past in the society.”
Reacting to the allegation the Police Command in the state through the Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said: “After hearing about this, we immediately invited the lady. After hearing from her, she made a written statement and Investigation has commenced.”