13 Year Old Girl Allegedly Defiled By One Rank Police Officer, Arrested, Detained At Bori Area Command
One Emmanuel, a Supol ( One of the ranks of Superintendent of Police), in Bori Police Area Command, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State has being detained at State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department (SCIID),Porthacourt on the order of Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Olatunji Disu over allegation of defilement of a thirteen year old girl, we learnt.
Narrating the alleged defilement incident to our reporter, the Aunty of the thirteen year old girl who simply identified herself as Love, said the teenager went out last week Friday 12,January,2024 but did not come back that day.
Mrs. love who is the guardian of the thirteen year old girl in Bori, said the minor came back in the morning on Saturday 13,January,2024 and when she interrogated the girl, the minor told her that she was held in the evening and defiled by a Police Officer in his office at Bori Area Command till day break.
The irate Aunty disclosed that the teenager told her the Police Officer ,threatened to shoot her if she raises alarm.
Mrs. Love said following the revelation made by the teenage girl, she examined her as a mother and saw that the teenage girl had been defiled.
She further explained that, after she reported the incident to the Bori Police Division, the girl identified the Supol who serves at Bori Area Command and was taken to the hospital by the Investigating Police Officer(IPO) at Bori Police Division where the incident was reported and the Doctor on duty at the hospital confirmed that there was penetration and bruises in the teenage girl’s vagina.
Mrs Love also told our reporter that the Police Officer is being detained at SCIIID. She, however, called for Justice on the matter.
Our Correspondent who cited result of the Medical examination conducted on the girl reports that broken hymen and with area of bruises in the vagina was noted in the result.
In the meantime, a Human Rights Organization, Rainbow Watch And Development Centre which has being following up the case has called for unbiased and thorough investigation into the incident.
Executive Director of the group, Michael Gbarale in a brief statement to Journalists said
“We commend the Commissioner of Police for the arrest of the Police Officer who allegedly defiled a 13 year old girl and transfer of the case to SCIID.
“We demand an unbiased and thorough investigation into the incident with a view to serving Justice to all the parties involved.
“We will closely monitor and follow the case to its logical conclusion”.
As at press time, we gathered that Police detectives from SCIID were at the scene of the alleged crime at Bori Area Command as part of their investigation.
When contacted The Rivers Police Command Public Relations Officers Grace Iringe -Koko Said though the officer was arrested but he has denied the allegations against him ,
She said ” He is in SCID for investigation”