Widow accuses Policeman of raping her after arrest for face mask violation in Rivers

An unnamed woman on Wednesday accused a police officer identified as Peter Ebah, attached to Saakpenwaa Police Division in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State of detaining and raping her in a guest house after being arrested for not wearing a nose mask.

The victim, a widow and mother of two, said she was taken away from a bus she was traveling in from Bori, Khana LGA, to Port Harcourt, around 6.30pm on Tuesday and she was put in a police van and under the pretext of taking her to the station, then ended up at a guest house.

She said, “After a while, they took me to a guest house, where one of them, Inspector Peter Ebah, from Sakpenwa Police station raped and threatened to kill me if I misbehaved and held me there till this (Wednesday) morning.

“In the morning, he asked me to give him my account number so that he would transfer N2,000 into it. I played along and gave him the account number because I didn’t know what he would do to me if I had refused.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni however, said the police was investigating the matter.

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