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BREAKING: Yahaya Bello Suspends Commissioner Who Brutalised Lady over Facebook Post

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday, April 3, has suspended the Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Abdulmumuni Danga, who assaulted and ‘raped’ a lady over a Facebook post.

 The governor has also ordered an accelerated investigation into the case.

Source gathered the report that the commissioner had kidnapped, assaulted and ‘raped’ the lady identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi before releasing her.

The lady had urged the commissioner on Facebook to assist his sister and family financially.

The post did not go down well with Danga, who hired thugs to kidnap Elizabeth from her home with her three-year-old son.

 Elizabeth said she decided to make the post following series of complaints by the commissioner’s sister to her.

She said, “I saw a post by a local comedian of the commissioner sharing food and his family are complaining that he doesn’t attend to them that was why I made the post.

“On the 29th of March, I made a post about the commissioner.

“After making the post, they started attacking me on social media and he sent some guys to come and get me.

“On getting to me, they flogged me. He flogged me himself, stripped me naked and made a video of me threatening to post it when next I make any public comment about it.

“They also made me apologise that what I said about him was not true under duress. I had to do so because they were all over me.

“The commissioner also smashed my phone and destroyed it totally, saying that maybe I might have been recording what was happening or I have been recording before getting there.”

In a video of the apology sighted by SaharaReporters, it could be seen that Elizabeth and the commissioner’s sister were both teary while being recorded.

Narrating how the commissioner ‘raped her’, Elizabeth said that he held her captive and took her to a hotel at night where he forcefully had ‘rape with her’.

“He did not release me and took me to a hotel nearby. Over the night, he made advances and ‘raped’ me.”

Leading the demand for justice for the victim is Dorothy Njemanze, a rights advocate.

She said that a coalition of human rights organisations had been set-up to ensure that the victim gets justice and duly compensated.

She also called for the immediate suspension of the commissioner from the cabinet of the Kogi State governor.

She said, “The lady was brutalised and was also violated before released the next day. We are going all out for justice.”

The commissioner was not available for comments at the time this report was published as calls placed to his mobile lines went unanswered.

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi is a Journalist by profession. He has been working in the Nigeria media industry for the past 6 years. He holds several professional certificates. contact me on email: [email protected]

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