…as Bello orders Immediate Investigation
Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
A serving commissioner in Kogi State has allegedly assaulted and raped a female former Pageant Queen, Elizabeth Oyeniyi over advice to provide succour for the people of his community during the. stay at home to fight against spread of coronavirus.
The Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga was said to have been infuriated by the lady’s posting on her page and considered as very insulting to his personality.
The victim explained that the Commissioner sent his boys after of her, son and sister, stating that the boys abducted three of them to his house.
“The Commissioner beat me and my sister and inflicted injuries in presence of my son . He locked us up and in the night he raped me severally, ” she said.
In a video clip going viral on social media, Elizabeth alleged that the Commissioner wanted to kill her and vowed not to return to Kogi State for now.
Meanwhile, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has ordered an accelerated investigation into the alleged battering of a beauty queen, Elizabeth Oyeniyi in the state by the commissioner for water resources, Abdumumini Danga.
The commissioner was said to have battered the beauty queen last week in Lokoja for posting a message urging the commissioner to lending a helping hand this sister who happens to be a friend to the beauty queen.
A statement issued on Thursday by the state information commissioner, Kingsley Fanwo said that the governor was shocked on hearing the news and subsequently ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter.
“The governor hereby assures both accusers and accused, as well as the general public, that the whole truth will be uncovered and justice served as appropriate,” Fanwo stated.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to the allegations of assault, battery and other serious crimes levied against Abdumumini Danga who is a serving Commissioner in Kogi State.
“It is alleged that he is involved in the alleged abduction and assault of a woman which allegedly occurred in Lokoja recently.
“His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, who is an avowed advocate of the fundamental rights of Nigerian citizens, and especially within the boundaries of our dear State is shocked by these accusations.
“The Kogi State Government reaffirms its unalloyed commitment to the protection of everyone from all forms of oppression, and will not tolerate violence against women or children under any form or guise.
We give our word that if these allegations are proven, everyone found culpable will be brought to justice.
“We urge our people to continue observing the protocols of prevention and safety relating to the CoviD-19 outbreak and reiterate our commitment to keeping our state free of the disease.”