A human rights extremist, Prince Wiro, has charged the Rivers State Police Command to explore and indict its agents blamed for capturing and assaulting a widow over supposed penetrate of COVID-19 conventions.
The 32-year-old widow affirmed that cops appended to the Sakpenwa Police Division, Tai Local Government Area, captured her on Tuesday, July 28, for not wearing a face cover, at that point took her to a visitor house where one of them assaulted her at gunpoint.
She described: “I was coming back from Bori to Port Harcourt when I met some cops at a checkpoint. They captured me for not wearing nose veil. They kept me long there with them.
“From there on they conveyed me from one spot to the next, guaranteeing they need to take me to the police headquarters however never took me to any police headquarters.
“After some time, they took me to a visitor house where one of them assaulted me till first light. His name is Inspector Peter Iba of Sakpenwa Police Station.”
Responding to the turn of events, Wiro, charged the police order to “open quick examination concerning the supposed assault of this lady by a serving official.”
He stated: “There is no support for the discipline of assault to be allotted to a lady since she ridiculed Rivers State Government request on utilization of nose veils. I anticipate that the police should take this issue genuine.
“You know there’s an ongoing request from the Inspector General of Police charging each Command to do everything conceivable to make assault a relic of times gone by in the general public.”
During her capture, the casualty had brought alert up in an instant message posted on a WhatsApp media stage.
She said in the instant message: “I have been taken to a visitor house on account of N100 face cover. I can’t accept this is transpiring. He needs to lay down with me. I am biting the dust. He wouldn’t let me pick any call. He took steps to hold onto my telephone.”
The Police Command in the state responding to the claim through the Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni, stated: “In the wake of catching wind of this, we promptly welcomed the woman. In the wake of got notification from her, she offered a composed expression and Investigation has started.”
he included: “The issue is accepting sufficient consideration.
“The woman has quite recently put forth her announcement and attempts are on to disclose the characters of the officials claimed to have associated with the represent fundamental activity.”