Saturday, April 19, 2014

Update On The Police DPO Who Raped A Woman In Lagos

"I begged him to use con'dom. He pushed me to the small room in his office and did it on the bed in the room," Ms Idowu Akinwunmi, a 31yrs old woman, said while narrating her ordeal in the hands of the DPO.

Following the intervention of several human rights bodies, actions have been taken against the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Onikan Station, Mr. Adekunle Awe. He has been arrested over the alleged rapé.

The Lagos State Government and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, are said to be very interested in the case and want to see that justice is done.

"The DPO has been detained at the Special Investigation Bureau at the command headquarters. Two other inspectors, who were on duty when the alleged offence took place have also been arrested. The state government frowns at rape and if you recall, a new law on rape was passed not too long ago so we shall be leaving no stone unturned. 

"The complainant and the accused persons as well as very senior officers of the command all had a meeting in the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration and I can tell you authoritatively that no stone will be left unturned."
 A top police source who is aware of the developments disclosed this to Punch in Lagos.

Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, also confirmed the arrest of the senior police office. She said, "As you know, allegation of rape is a very grievous one and we have commenced investigation into the matter. The DPO has been relieved of his post and is in custody so as not to interfere with investigations.

"I want to assure the public that the command is not taking it lightly and will make sure that we get to the root of the matter."

The 31-year-old woman, Idowu Akinwunmi, had accused Awe of ra'ping her in his office on April 15, 2014. The victim had said she was forced into having séx with the DPO after he had threatened to kill her and throw her and the other suspects in prison.

OluFamous.Com gathered that the DPO has been crying like a baby inside the cell were they detained him.


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