Thursday, 6 June 2013

Guard Dismissed, Inspector Demoted After Rape In Police Cell


Abraka police station cell guard has been dismissed from the police force as a fall-out of the rape of Mrs. Ese Isaiah Ozegbe by two men inside the station’s cell. Besides, a police inspector, Mrs. Erebi Akporunor has been demoted to the rank of sergeant.
The dismissal and demotion were the outcome of an orderly room trial carried out by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Benin of 11 policemen in connection with the rape saga.
Mrs. Ese Isaiah Ozegbe, who was arrested on the February 26 this year, following a quarrel with her neighbour, was said to have been detained among men at Abraka police station, where two men were said to have raped her in turn.
Policemen on duty that fateful night allegedly paid deaf ears to her cry for help.
The two men, who allegedly raped Mrs. Ozegbe, are currently standing trial at a Magistrate Court in Abraka.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Ozegbe through her counsel, Efe Ejomafuvwe, had instituted a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State,
In the suit, she is claiming the sum of N750 million damages against the Nigeria Police Force. Hearing in the case had been fixed for June 13, 2013.
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