Thursday, March 14, 2013

Woman Petitions IG…Alleges She Was Raped By Four Men in Police Custody

A middle-age woman alleged to have been serially raped by four men while in police custody in Abraka, Delta State, has petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, accusing the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, and his men of negligence and failure to protect her.

In the petition by counsel to the woman, Mr. Ejomasuvwe Efe, alleged that following a fight between her and her neighbour, police from Abraka Police Station came to arrest her following a complaint from one Mama Afoke who she had altercation with.


She disclosed that efforts made by her husband to effect her bail was rebuffed by the DPO and DCO, who apart from intimidating and abusing her husband pushed him out of the police station.

She said: “Shortly after Mr. Isaiah left the Abraka Police Station, the Police IPO instructed the Police man at the counter to take his wife to the police cell and delivered her into a cell where there were already two men.

“As soon as the Police locked the gate to the cell, two young boys came into the cell where the woman and the other two mature men were kept, and immediately they started touching her indecently despite her protests that she was a married woman and mother of five children.

“The boys asked her to keep quiet and immediately grabbed her by her neck and gagged her with their hands while the others held her two hands and threw her violently on the floor and started to rape her.

“In the process, she started shouting but the policemen refused to come to her aid until she went into a coma. She only came around the following morning”.

She added that when she became conscious, she noticed that her husband was inside the cell opposite where she was held, adding that when asked him what he was doing there, her husband replied that when he came that morning to effect her bail, the police pushed him into the cell for ever asking for her bail.

Mrs. Isaiah informed the AIG that when her husband confronted the DPO and DCO about his wife’s allegedly raped and kept in the same cell with men, the DCO ordered that he should be kept behind the counter.

While saying that she was later taken to the Abraka Government hospital where a doctor who treated her confirmed that she was raped, alleged that the IPO begged her not to tell people about the doctor’s verdict.

“After our client was discharged from the hospital, one Mr. Kobina Enamuotor who is the father of one of the rapist, Akpevwe and one Mr. Okotie whose son was also involved in the rape, together with the woman IPO and two other police men went to the family of our client begging for settlement and they offered to pay damages of N120,000 to the family.

“Meanwhile, the DPO of Abraka Police Station seeing the seriousness of the offence and the negligence of himself and his men, refused to take any meaningful action and wanting to cover it up, before well wishers started protesting and sending text messages to the Commissioner of Police which led to the transfer of the case to Asaba”, the petitioner said.

She alleged that in Asaba the IPO who was detailed to handle the case started to intimidate her husband, threatening him that if they did not hands off the case, some thing more dangerous will happen to them since the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Asaba was interested in the case and was ready to deal ruthlessly with them.

“Our clients are in a serious trauma and cry for justice with firm instruction to demand and we hereby demand that the AIG should use hid good offices and detail well spirited policemen from his office in Benin to carry out discrete investigation into this heinous crime at the Abraka police Station, Mama Afoke and the rapists involved brought to book.”

Source: vanguardngr.com

37 comments:

  1. Na wah ooo! Tiff no dey fear station again o

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    1. Oh God wat has this country turned to? Chai! What a pity

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  2. No wonder some police officers are suddenly gunned down. The evil men do to one another. Can you imagine, the IPO is even a woman. Some people forget that power is transient. What makes this case different from the Indian case. Why must it be that these police are always involved in raping cases, beating and intimidation of women. Let the lawyer take the story and case to the international media. What happened to the poor Aluu boys. Nada, zilch. That money is too small. I suggest they demand form damages in excess of 100 m.

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    1. I don't pity policemen wen dey are gunned down by armed robbers or terrorists...may dey be face d wrath of God.bloody bastards.

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    2. *may they face the wrath of God*

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  3. Watch d remix of oga @ d top n laf ur lungs out
    http://3gp-s4.yaaya.mobi/download_3gp.php?vid=eNortjI0tFIKCEwvdPWtqsp3SleyBlwwOOQF4A&v=wap

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  4. Mama awoke and the rapists should be arrested ASAP and brought to book. Why should the oga in Benin be interested in the case. Usually when that term is used, nothing good comes out of the matter. Women arise and fight. Men , stand up for your mothers, wives, sisters, cousins, nieces etc.

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  5. This is crazy! Why would a married woman be locked up in a cell with males, because Mama Afoke is IPO's girlfriend. This is so unfair and justice must be done. The Police Force is so INSANE...

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    1. So if she was single, it would have been ok to lock her with men abi? Poor mindset.

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  6. Dirty policemen who can't do their job. How can they keep a woman in the same cell with men. Stupid asses. Psychotic bitch

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    1. Dont just take it to serious..... Na oga at the top cause am

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  7. This country is so lawless. This is a terrible thing to experience as a family. The memory will stay with them forever. God shall punish all those who are behind this to their 4th generation (amen)
    I am so angry abeg!

    Prince Zebudiah

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  8. WTF! Jesus? It is over for this country..

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  9. What is this country turning in2???#so sad# The level of lawlessness in this country is becoming alarming. May God help us all oooo.

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  10. This is just too sad.... Not a day passes without heart wrenching stories and events taking place... This is terribly sad... May God console dis woman and her husband and deal ruthlessly wiv these evil elements dat did dis to her... Na wa o

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  11. I hate nigerian police,majority of them are cursed.

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  12. Too bad. Pple who're supposed to protect lives r now nightmares.. God pls kip protecting us from dem

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  13. This has never been heard of the Nigeria police in all their laxity... I pray this woman is not one of those big problem in a female package....

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    1. U sound so foolish and daft with that statement. Am sure its people like you that blames the woman when she is raped. Stupid ass.

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  14. Na wa Oº°˚˚˚°ºOº°˚˚˚°ºO choi!!
    God pls save us.
    hardeybolahafoke.blogspot.com

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  15. Am so short of word,what negligence and wickedness,plsw this people should not be left unjustified pls

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  16. OMG this is sad

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  17. Such Violation of rights and defiling of body/dignity.
    That station should be sued and the useless DPO should be sacked immediately

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  18. Firtsly, thank God she did not die from her ordeal. Secondly i pray she did not contract any STD's from the rape. Unfortunately, she will have to live with the physical and psychological scars forever. I hope the alleged rapists and the DPO and incompetent police officers at that station are brought to book....but i doubt it. Nigeria remains a 6th world country!!

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  19. The amount of evil that goes on in Nigeria! God! It is just too much. Especially against the people that were impoverished and deprived of their rights by these thieves! The evil is just too much! Nigeria, which way o. Because you have money today, doesn't mean the next generation will not squander it and fall into poverty. Only to be treated like animals after. We really should protect ourselves and our future! Especially women, the elderly and children. This is so babaric

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  20. I thought they just made a law stating that anyone who rapes another would be put to death...so what are they waiting for. The guys werrnt even scared that they were alredy in a police station,they werr still commiting further sins...nawa o...this is also a shame on the police force cus it shows that they aint evn respected

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  21. when sometimes we see some police men been ruthlessly killed, we tend to feel pity for them, buf who knows maybe its just KARMA RESTAURANT serving them with the menu they deserve? we will all reap what we sow. pls tell the woman to stop crying and instead start praying dat God's wrath comes upon them quickly.

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  22. Na wa.. wot kind of a country ar we livin in...oga wen dey on top ar u stil there??

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  23. I fucking hate Naija!!! The country should just split and let every region carry their cross joor.

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  24. I fucking hate Naija!!! The country should just split and let every region carry their cross joor.

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    1. Mugu! Na spliting of Nigeria do u. Bah? So foolish a statement. Shebi after d splitting ur part wud become holier than thou? Mtchewwwww

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  25. Beasts in human form. This world has turned into something else. Tufia. We can only pray for God's protection cos the leaders do not care one bit.

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  26. Nigeria !! how do pple survive in Nigeria?

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  27. Hmmmm,dis is evil....yinkus

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  28. Some things happening in this country is so annoying. However, the lawyer to the aggrieved should sue the Police for N100 million and ensure that the rapist are jailed for life as recently passed law of the National Assembly. The Police Officers on duty as of that time should all be dismissed to show credibility the Police Force. Am afraid my recommendation will not be taken since their father GEJ recently pardoned ex-convicts.

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  29. Nigeria police are heartless

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