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Published On: Thu, Jun 6th, 2013

Police Cell Rape Saga: Cell Guard Dismissed, inspector Demoted in Delta State

Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar

Abraka police station cell guard has been dismissed from the police force as a fall-out of the rape of Mrs. Esse Isaiah Ozegbe by two men inside the station’s cell. Besides, a police Inspector, Mrs. Erebi Akporunor has been demoted to the rank of sergeant.
The dismissal and demotion were the outcome of an orderly room trial carried out by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Benin of 11 policemen in connection with the rape saga.

Mrs. Esse Isaiah Ozegbe, who was arrested on the February 26 this year, following a quarrel with her neighbour, was said to have been detained among men at Abraka police station, where two men were said to have raped her in turn.
Policemen on duty that fateful night allegedly paid deaf ears to her cry for help.
The two men, who allegedly raped Mrs. Ozegbe, are currently standing trial at a Magistrate Court in Abraka.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Ozegbe through her counsel, Efe Ejomafuvwe, had instituted a N750m suit against the Nigerian Police Force at the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State,


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