Do not sweep Kogi Commissioners rape case underneath carpet – TUC tells IGP

The Business Union Congress, TUC, has referred to as at the inspector common of Police, Mohammed Adamu to not sweep the rape case allegations in opposition to the Kogi State Commissioner for Water Assets, Hon. Abdumumini Danga underneath the carpet.

The Kogi State Chairman, TUC, Comrade Ranti Ojo made the decision on Thursday all the way through a calm protest in Lokoja tagged ‘say no to rape and all kinds of gender-based violence’.

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5 months after former Pass over Kogi made the allegations which drew public condemnation from some distance and close to, Comrade Ojo lamented that the Nigerian Police underneath the management of Mohammed Adamu had failed to inform the country the end result in their investigation.

He described rape as a grievous offence which will have to be condemned in it entity regardless of how extremely positioned the perpetrator might be within the society.

The union chief mentioned if the commissioner is located responsible of the alleged offence, he should be punished in line with the regulation.

“We’re right here to lend our voices in opposition to rape in Kogi State and Nigeria basically. Jointly, we should prevent rape because it does no longer talk smartly of humanity and it used to be a sin in opposition to God.

“I’m calling at the govt and establishments which can be saddled with the accountability to enforce stiffer punishment in opposition to Culprits which can be excited about rape regardless of how extremely positioned.

“In Kogi State, it used to be alleged that the commissioner for water assets Hon. Abdumumini Danga raped a woman. Up until this second, we have now been saved at midnight. Let me make this passionate enchantment to the inspector common of Police Muhammed Adamu. This example should no longer be swept underneath the bridge. The IGP should examine this example and are available out to inform Nigerians what’s the end result. If the commissioner is located in need of, he should face the whole wrath of the regulation” Comrade Ojo expressed.

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Lending his voice, the Government Director, Moral sense for Human Rights and Struggle Answer, Idris Miliki mentioned “Rape and attack perpetrated through any one, whether or not guy or lady is a legal offence underneath the Nigeria Legislation and will have to no longer be authorised.

“It’s condemnable without reference to whoever is concerned and anyplace it takes position or is performed underneath any circumstance. Analysis has proven obviously that girls are the sufferers of rape whilst males are the perpetrators. We want to have a collaborative schedule in opposition to rape.

“There’s one elementary factor I would like TUC, NAWOJ, and FIDA to seem into. What came about to the case of alleged rape through a central authority legitimate in Kogi State? The place are we now at the topic? Are we going to permit the topic to die a herbal demise like many others? We gained’t permit this.

“It’s extra worrisome when a central authority legitimate, within the calibre of a serving commissioner, might be speculated to be excited about such legal actions”.

Previous, the chairperson Ladies Fee of the Business Union Congress (TUC), Kogi State bankruptcy, Mrs Margret Bose Adeika appealed to the government to enact a regulation that may put rapists in prison for thirty years.

In keeping with her, the prime price of rape instances within the nation is alarming, stressing that underage ladies and girls don’t seem to be secure in society.

She wired additional that the location has grow to be worrisome, such that oldsters not permit their daughters to seek advice from pals because of alarming instances of rape in society.

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“It’s disheartening to peer the perpetrators of those evil acts going about their standard lives as though they by no means did anything else improper, leaving a lot of the sufferers and few survivors in a society the place they’re stigmatized, referred to as all varieties of title and above all confronted with an already failed long run”, she mentioned.

It might be recalled that, Hon. Danga used to be in March 2020 accused of abduction, battery and raping of 1 Pass over Elizabeth Oyeniyi, a Kogi State good looks queen.

Pass over Oyeniyi mentioned the commissioner kidnapped and battered her for advising him to be accountable to his members of the family.

She defined that once she noticed a photograph of the commissioner distributing reduction fabrics for COVID-19, she made a submit on social media asking him to lend a hand his sister who came about to be her good friend, with the reference ‘charity starts at house’.

Oyeniyi alleged, “On March 29, the commissioner used to be proven my submit and he ordered some boys to select me. They took me and his sister from Okene to Lokoja, a distance of about 70kms, and the commissioner in my view flogged us.

“He tore my garments and made a video of my bare frame, which he threatened to flow into whilst he saved me in his Lokoja place of abode, asking me to make some other submit apologising and countering my first submit the place I instructed him to lend a hand his sister.

“He didn’t unlock me that day. Within the night time, he made sexual advances at me. And I allowed him to have intercourse with me as a result of concern. He most effective took me again to Okene the second one day as a result of they’d an project in Okene”.


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