Alleged Rape of Widow in Rivers State :Inspector, two others face orderly room trial

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The Rivers State Police Command has said Inspector Peter Ibah, who was accused of raping a 23-year-old widow after arresting her for not wearing a face mask in Sakpenwa, Tai Local Government Area of state, will face orderly room trial.

The command also said two of Ibah’s colleagues, who witnessed the incident at the checkpoint, would also face orderly room trial.

It said the three policemen were in detention at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Port Harcourt.

The command’s spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, who stated these in Port Harcourt, while giving an update on the investigation into the matter, said the policemen might be dismissed and prosecuted in court if found wanting.

Omoni stated that the fact that the cops left their duty post in Bori, headquarters of the Khana Local Government Area to Sakpenwa in the Tai Local Government Area was an act of indiscipline, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, had ordered their trial.

The police image maker further said the widow and mother of two was expected to submit a medical report as part of the investigation to verify her allegations against Ibah.

“The medical report will clearly state if she was sexually assaulted, violated or penetrated as the case may be. I want to assure the public and even the woman that justice will be served in the circumstance. All we need is cooperation,” he said.

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