Female Lawyers Allege Cover Up In Rape Of 11- Year-Old Girl By 2 Policemen
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Rivers State has accused the Abua Odual Divisional Police Station of trying to frustrate a case of child sexual defilement against two officers of the Division on an 11- year old girl.
The Chairperson of FIDA, Anthonia Osademe, said the female lawyers will be sending a petition to the Commissioner of Police, CP Zaki Ahmed, over the delay by the officer handling the matter to transfer the case to the Police headquarters in Port-Harcourt for proper investigation.
Osademe appealed to the Commissioner of Police to order that the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) handling the case expedite action by transferring the case to Port Harcourt for proper investigation.
Osademe expressed the frustration while speaking with a section of the press in Port Harcourt.
“Last two weeks, we learned about how two Police Officers defiled this 11 year old Child. The Police Officers are Sergeant Alali I. Ogonna and Corporal Anthony Livingstone.
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''They are there in Abua Odual walking freely after FIDA went into the the matter and asked Police to charge the matter to Court. The Police is not ready to charge the matter to court.”
FIDA has been at the forefront on the campaign against the incessant child abuse in the state.
The girl was said to have been sent on an errand by her mother before she was allegedly lured by one of the police officers into his apartment and raped by the officers.
The Rivers Police Command was yet to react to the matter at the time of filing this report.
The Spokesman to the Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni DSP, could not be be reached on his mobile phone at the time of this report.