The police have released Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, who assaulted and raped a lady over a Facebook post after pressure from Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi.
The police would however, be charging Danga to court within three weeks.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that Danga was interrogated at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gender Unit, Force Intelligence Bureau, FCID, Abuja.
He wrote a statement after intense persuasion from the police.
A source within the police confirmed to SaharaReporters that Governor Bello pressured the police to ensure the commissioner does not spend the night at the police station.
After about four hours at the FCID, the police released Danga, allowing him to walk freely out of the station without assurance of him returning when summoned, a source at the police FCID told SaharaReporters.
“After interrogation, the police allowed him to go. He was pestered to write a statement. The statement would be added to the evidence that has been collected and he would be charged to court within three weeks,” the source said.
VIDEO: Kogi Commissioner Who Assaulted, Raped Lady Over Facebook Post Walked Out Freely From Custody Few Hours After âInterrogationâ As @PoliceNG Bow To Pressure From Governor Yahaya Bello #justiceforelizabeth #SayNoToRapist #SayNoToInjustice pic.twitter.com/Qpq4rljTVI
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) June 2, 2020
The victim identified as Elizabeth, had in a posted on her Facebook wall urged the commissioner to assist his kid sister and other members of his family financially.
Speaking with SaharaReporters, Elizabeth said she decided to make the Facebook post following series of complaints by the commissioner’s sister to her.
The post did not go down well with the commissioner, who hired a thugs to seize Elizabeth from her home in Lokoja with her three-year-old son.
“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 the commissioner raped her, she said Danga held her captive and took her to a hotel at night where he forcefully had sex with her.
She expressed fear for her life, revealing that she and her family members were receiving threats from loyalists and thugs of the commissioner.
FLASH: Kogi State Governorâs Commissioner, Abdulmumuni Danga, Brutalises, Rapes Lady For Calling Him Out On Facebook, Forced Her To Make Video Recanting Initial Post
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) April 1, 2020