Following a fight s with a neighbour, a woman was arrested and detained in the cell along side with men. And as a result, Mrs. Ese Isaiah was raped.
According to naijamayor, two men raped Mrs. Isaiah in turn, and despite her cry for help , the policemen on duty reportedly did not come for her rescue and turned a deaf ear at her calling for help.
Following this incident, the woman’s counsel, Ejomasuvwe Efe petitioned the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Benin, Alhaji Hamisu Argungu, who promptly redeployed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of the Abraka Police Station, Chris Sorgbara and John Olise, respectively to his office, pending conclusion of investigation into the incident.
Consequently, up to 11 policemen, including the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) and Abraka Police Station cell guard, were detained and are expected to face trial today at the Zone 5 in Benin, in connection with Mrs. Isaiah’s rape.
Meanwhile the two men, who allegedly raped her, Enamuotor Akpevwe, 21 and Ugbede Obruche, 20, had been arraigned in an Abraka Magistrate Court, which ordered their remand in prison at Sapele, Delta State. Hearing in the two-count charge case preferred against the two accused persons had been fixed for May 3. DailyPost Staff (March 27, 2013)