A police officer identified as Emmanuel has been arrested and is in custody for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old girl sexually within his office at the Bori Area Command in the Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The suspect attached to the Bori Area Command, has reportedly been apprehended and is currently held at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the State Police Command, following directives from Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu.
Narrating the incident to newsmen in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, the teenager’s aunty said, “When she came back around 8am the following day, I asked her where she was coming from and where she slept last night.
“She told me that one police officer with two stars at the Area Command held her in his office at the Area Command, Bori, and raped her till daybreak.
“That he (officer) threatened to shoot her if she shouted. So because of that, she kept quiet. So when she came back I checked her as a mother and saw that somebody had touched her.”
Love said she immediately reported the matter to the Bori Police Division, adding that the girl identified the errant cop before she was taken to the hospital by the Investigating Police Officer at the police division where the incident was reported.
She added, “They now took her to their (police) hospital. The doctor on duty confirmed that there was penetration.”
She further confirmed that Emmanuel’s colleagues took him to the SCID in Port Harcourt where he is being detained, even as she demanded justice for the teenager.
“All I want is for this matter to be properly investigated because he (the policeman) is still denying. So I want justice to be served,” the girl’s distraught aunt said.