An operative of the Saakpenwaa Police Division in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State has been accused of detaining and raping a widow for not wearing a facemask.
The police officer identified as Peter Ebah said the man arrested her at a checkpoint from a bus she was travelling in and took her to a guest house in a police van on the pretext of taking her to the station.
The victim, a widow and mother of two, disclosed that she was taken away from a bus she was traveling in from Bori, Khana LGA, to Port Harcourt, around 6.30pm on Tuesday.
The victim said she cooperated after the policeman threatened her.
She said, “After a while, they took me to a guest house, where one of them, Inspector Peter Ebah, from Sakpenwa Police station raped and threatened to kill me if I misbehaved and held me there till this (Wednesday) morning.
“In the morning, he asked me to give him my account number so that he would transfer N2,000 into it. I played along and gave him the account number because I didn’t know what he would do to me if I had refused.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said the police were investigating the matter towards unmasking the accused police officer and ensuring that justice was served in the matter.
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