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Rivers State policeman arrested for defiling 13-year-old girl


Rivers State policeman arrested for defiling 13-year-old girl

A police officer known as Emmanuel has been apprehended and detained for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl inside his office at the Bori Area Command in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Emmanuel, who is stationed at the Bori Area Command, was taken into custody at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the State Police Command under the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu.

Speaking to the media in Port Harcourt, the state capital, the girl’s aunt, identified as Love, recounted that she had sent the girl on an errand, but the girl did not return home that day. She expressed her surprise and started looking for her.

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The girl eventually returned the next morning, Saturday, January 13, 2024, and recounted how the police officer held and defiled her in his office at the Bori Area Command throughout the night.

Love emphasized, “She told me that one police officer with two stars at the Area Command held her in his office at the Area Command, Bori, and raped her till daybreak. That he threatened to shoot her if she shouted. So because of that, she kept quiet. So when she came back, I checked her as a mother and saw that somebody had touched her.”

The matter was reported to the Bori Police Division, and the girl identified the accused officer before being taken to the hospital. The medical examination confirmed the incident.

Meanwhile, a rights group, Rainbow Watch And Development Centre, has called for a thorough investigation into the case to ensure justice is served. The group emphasized the need for the matter not to be overlooked and to serve as a warning to errant officers.

The State Police Command’s spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the arrest and ongoing investigation into the incident, stating, “The police officer denied that nothing of such happened, But Yes, I can confirm that he has been arrested and in custody. Investigation is ongoing to unravel what really happened, and the appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken if he is found culpable.”

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