The Commissioner of Police (CP) Rivers state, Joseph Mukan has transferred the case of alleged rape on a 32-year-old widow by a policeman to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
The rape victim alleged that a four-man police team arrested her on Tuesday night, July 28 for not wearing a face mask, but, rather than take her to the station, they took her to a guest house where one of them allegedly raped her all night at gunpoint.
She said they arrested her at Sakpenwan, Tai Local Government Area, for not wearing face mask while she was traveling to Port Harcourt.
CP Mukan recently opened investigations into the matter with summon on the four man police team and the victim, transferring the case file to the SCID after hearing from both parties.
Police Spokesman, Rivers Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, stated that, “The CP has ordered that the matter be investigated. The victim has made her statement, stating that the policemen were from Tai Police Station.
Unfortunately the men that had encounter with the lady are not from Tai Police Station as she insinuated. Investigations revealed that they are from Mobile Police Base 56 at Bori.
Omoni further stated that “Today all the parties were here. After hearing from them, the matter is being investigated.
He further said that the CP has however directed that the case file be transferred to SCID for further investigations at the end of which the report will be made public.
“The suspects have made a lot of denials and confessions, but the investigations will reveal what happened. Witnesses will be called, scene of crime would be visited and other things would follow in the course of investigations.”
He said the “accused officers were with the Rivers Police Command. Definitely they will be invited to the SCID and we will keep the public informed”.