The Nigeria Police Force has charged Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, Kogi State Water Resources Commissioner, for assaulting and raping a lady named Elizabeth over a Facebook post.
This is coming five months after the incident took place and three months after police first called the commissioner for questioning.
Danga has been convicted on a total of seven counts including rape for violence, coercion and torture.
Recall that The Gazette Nigeria had reported that Danga was invited to be interviewed by Governor Yahaya Bello at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gender Unit, Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID, Abuja on 2 June 2020 and released following pressure.
In count one of the charges, Danga was charged without her permission with carnal knowledge of Elizabeth Onyeniyi; and thus committed an offence contrary to section 1 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.
In count two of the charges, police said Danga now at large with other people; Elizabeth was deliberately caused physical harm in Lokoja by flogging her with electric cable wire.
Other charges reads,
“That you ABDULMUMUNI DANGA, SUCCESS OMADIVI ‘F’ with other persons now at large; on or about the 29th day of March, 2020 at Lokoja; within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did coerce one Elizabeth Oyeniyi to kneel down by torturing her; and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 3 Of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, Elizabeth said after a series of complaints from the commissioner’s sister to her she decided to make the Facebook post.
The post wasn’t going well with the governor, who hired thugs to snatch Elizabeth with her three-year-old sonfrom her home in Lokoja.
“On getting there, they flogged me. He flogged us himself, stripped me naked and made a video of me threatening to post it when next I make any public comment about it,” she said.
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