A 13-year-old girl has been allegedly deuled by a police officer simply identified as Emmanuel in his office at the Bori Area Command in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that the suspect, attached to the Bori Area Command, has been arrested and detained by the police.
Emmanuel was detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the State Police Command on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu.
According to the teenager’s aunt who identified herself as Love, she sent the girl on an errand last Friday but was surprised that the girl did not return home that day, hence she started looking for her.
However, the girl returned the morning after she went missing and told her aunt how the suspect molested her in his office till dawn.
She stated, “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 coctor on duty confirmed that there was penetration.”
She 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.