À woman(name withheld) has accused a Police Officer simply identified as Peter Ebah who serves in Saakpenwaa Police Division in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State of forcefully abducting and raping her till day break after she was arrested for not wearing a nose mask.
Narrating her ordeal,the woman who is a widow and Mother of two disclosed that she was in a bus enroute Eleme from Bori at about 6:30pm. She stated that Police Officer led by the said Peter Ebah asked her to alight from the vehicle around Saakpenwa junction because she was not putting on nose mask while the bus continued the Journey after the driver pleaded with them to let her go to no avail.
According to the Widow,the Police Officer who pretended to be taking her to Police station at night fall later took her to guest house at gunpoint and raped her till day break.
The woman revealed that She cooperated with the Officer to avoid been killed but managed to send out a Save Our Soul message to a close friend while at the guest house located along Kera before her mobile phone went off.
She said He later released her in the morning told her to give him her account number that he will transfer 2000 to her .
The woman disclosed that she played along and gave him the account number for fear of unknown and also to provide evidence against him.
Meanwhile a Human Rights Advocate in Rivers State,Prince Wiro has called on the Police to immediately commence investigation into the incident for Justice to be served.
Mr. Wiro described the report as embarrassing,shocking and unpalatable .
The Rights Activist said there is no justification for the punishment melted out on the woman by an Officer who is suppose to protect lives and property.
OTHER Human Rights Organizations have also given two days ultimatum to Rivers State Police Command to produce the policeman for him to face the wrath of the law. Speaking on the matter, Former National Spokesman of Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, Henry Ekine said he expects the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan to shows that he does not tolerate human rights abuses by his officers.
On his part, chairman Rivers Civil Society Organization, Enefaa Georgewill said this incident should not be swept under the carpet like other alleged offenses committed by police officers in the
When contacted the spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command SP Nnamdi Omoni said the matter is receiving adequate attention and the officer fingered in the case would be made to face the law after the conclusion of the investigation.