BREAKING: Police Charge Kogi Commissioner For Raping, Brutalising Lady Over Facebook Post

The case will be pursued by the police on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria in the indictment sheet signed by ACP Effiong Asuquo, Esq, Prosecuting Attorney for police.
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Kogi Commissioner Allegedly Assaults, Rapes Beauty Queen

The Nigeria Police Force has charged Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, Kogi State Water Resources Commissioner, for assaulting and raping a lady named Elizabeth over a Facebook post.

This is coming five months after the incident took place and three months after police first called the commissioner for questioning.

Danga has been convicted on a total of seven counts including rape for violence, coercion and torture.

The Commissioner is charged alongside one Omadivi Progress, and they are to be arraigned at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja Judicial Division.

Recall that The Gazette Nigeria had reported that Danga was invited to be interviewed by Governor Yahaya Bello at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gender Unit, Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID, Abuja on 2 June 2020 and released following pressure.

The case will be pursued by the police on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria in the indictment sheet signed by ACP Effiong Asuquo, Esq, Prosecuting Attorney for police.

He has also been prosecuted with falsifying records and threatening to forge test reports with medical officers.

In count one of the charges, Danga was charged without her permission with carnal knowledge of Elizabeth Onyeniyi; and thus committed an offence contrary to section 1 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

In count two of the charges, police said Danga now at large with other people; Elizabeth was deliberately caused physical harm in Lokoja by flogging her with electric cable wire.

Other charges reads,

“That you ABDULMUMUNI DANGA, SUCCESS OMADIVI 'F' with other persons now at large; on or about the 29th day of March, 2020 at Lokoja; within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did coerce one Elizabeth Oyeniyi to kneel down by torturing her; and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 3 Of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

“That you ABDULMUMUNI DANGA, SUCCESS OMADIVI 'F' With other persons now at large; on or about the 29th day of March, 2020 at Lokoja; within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did create or falsify a Facebook chat purporting same to be a chat between Elizabeth Onyeniyi 'F' and unknown person where Elizabeth Oyeniyi 'F' confirmed that she was not raped; and there was no test done at the hospital because the doctor was scared to issue report so that she will not lose her job; and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 7 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

“That you ABDULMUMI_JNI DANGA 'M' with other persons now at large; on or about the 29th day of March, 2020 at Lokoja; within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did falsify an audio recording purporting same to be the audio of Dr. Chinonyerem Welle, Medical Director, Police Hospital, Area 1, Garki, Abuja saying that she issued medical report for the rape and assault of Elizabeth Onyeniyi 'F' unlawfully; and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 7 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

“That you ABDULMUMUNI DANGA 'M', SUCCESS OMADIVI 'F' with other persons now at large; on or about the 29th day of March, 2020 at Lokoja; within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did falsify an audio recording purporting same to be a lady talking to another female saying that Elizabeth Onyeniyi 'F' confessed to her that she was not raped by the Defendant, ABDULMUMIJNI DANGA 'M' but that it was Natasha that asked her to say she was raped; and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 7 Of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.

“That you ABDULMUMUNI DANGA 'M' with other persons now at large; on or about the 29th day of March, 2020 at Lokoja; within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did falsify an audio recording purporting same to be the audio of Dr. Chinonyerem Welle, Medical Director, Police Hospital, Area 1, Garki, Abuja saying that she issued medical report for the rape and assault of Elizabeth Onyeniyi 'F' unlawfully; and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 7 of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015.”

The victim had been pushing the commissioner to financially assist his child sister and other members of his family in a posted on her Facebook page.

Speaking to SaharaReporters, Elizabeth said after a series of complaints from the commissioner's sister to her she decided to make the Facebook post.

The post wasn't going well with the governor, who hired thugs to snatch Elizabeth with her three-year-old sonfrom her home in Lokoja.

“On getting there, they flogged me. He flogged us himself, stripped me naked and made a video of me threatening to post it when next I make any public comment about it,” she said.

Narrating how she was raped by the governor, she said Danga held her hostage and took her to a night-time hotel where he forcefully had sex with her.

She expressed fear for her safety, disclosing that she and the members of her family received threats from the commissioner's loyalists and thugs.