Kogi Commissioner Abdulmumuni Danga charged for rape

The embattled Kogi Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumuni Danga, has been charged to court for alleged rape.

The Police in Abuja perfected charges against Danga for alleged rape and brutalisation of one Elizabeth Oyeniyi in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Kogi Commissioner Abdulmumuni Danga charged for rape

According to the charge sheet signed by the State Prosecutor, ACP Effiong Asuquo and filed on September 4, 2020, Danga would be prosecuted by the police on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, The Nation reports.

The Commissioner is to be arraigned alongside one Success Omadivi, 35.

Trouble started for the victim identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi when she posted on her Facebook wall, a message urging the commissioner to assist his kid sister and other members of his family financially, following series of complaints by the commissioner’s sister to her.

The commissioner reportedly hired thugs to abduct Elizabeth from her home in Lokoja with her three-year-old son after stumbling upon her post.

Narrating how the commissioner raped her, she said Danga held her captive and took her to a hotel at night where he forcefully had sex with her.

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

Elizabeth had expressed fear for her life, revealing that she and her family members were receiving threats from loyalists and thugs of the commissioner.

The commissioner, however, was arrested after former Kogi governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti amongst other concerned Nigerians and activists pressured for justice from law enforcement agencies despite several attempts to bury the case.

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