By way of Egufe Yafugborhi

PORT HARCOURT—Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has transferred the case of alleged rape of a 32-year-old widow by way of a policeman to the State Felony Investigation Division, SCID.

The sufferer had alleged that Inspector Peter Iba, certainly one of a four-man police group, had raped her right through Tuesday evening “at gunpoint” in a visitor area.

She mentioned he moved her to the visitor area after the group arrested her at Sakpenwan, Tai Native Executive House, for now not dressed in a nostril mask, whilst in transit on a Port Harcourt-bound car from Bori.

CP Mukan, on Thursday, opened investigations into the topic, summoning the four-man police group and the sufferer, and shifting the case report to the SCID after listening to from each event.

Police spokesman, Rivers Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, mentioned: The CP ordered the topic investigated. She (sufferer) made her remark the previous day “Wednesday” and nowadays “Thursday” we have been at Tai Police Station.

“Sadly, the lads that had a stumble upon with the girl aren’t from Tai Police Station, as she insinuated. They have been, fairly, from Cellular Police Base 56 at Bori.

“These days (Thursday) the entire events have been right here. After listening to them, the topic is being investigated. CP has directed the switch of the case report to SCID for additional investigations, on the finish of which the file shall be made public.

“They (suspects) made numerous denials and confessions, however, the investigations will disclose what took place.

“Witnesses shall be concerned, the scene of the crime visited, and different issues to apply for the duration of investigations.”

He added that the accused officials have been with the Rivers Police Command. For sure they are going to be invited to the SCID and we will be able to stay the general public knowledgeable.

Her tale

The raped widow had alleged that the policeman kidnapped her on Tuesday to a visitor area, the place he raped her at gunpoint after arresting her for now not dressed in a nostril mask.

She mentioned:

I used to be getting back from Bori to Port Harcourt, once I met some law enforcement officials at a checkpoint. They arrested me for now not dressed in a nostril masks.


“They stored me lengthy there with them. Thereafter, they carried me from one position to the opposite, claiming they wish to take me to the police station, however by no means took me to any police station.

“After a while, they took me to a visitor area the place certainly one of them raped me until first light. His title is Inspector Peter Iba of Sakpenwa Police Station.”


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