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The family of one Mary Udo in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has accused a police inspector attached to Mkpat Enin division of forcefully having a canal knowledge of their 15 year old daughter at gunpoint. Mary alongside with her family members disclosed this during their visit to The Nation office in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Tuesday.
The SS1 pupil said the inspector then led her away from other members of the team to a dark portion of the road. According to her, the policeman forcefully ran his fingers through her breasts, lamenting ‘as small you are, you have these types of breasts!’ She stated that the policeman ordered her to undress as he was still pointing gun at her.
Her words: “After he had forced me to remove my clothes, he ordered me to lie down and open my legs. And what I noticed was that he brought out his penis and inserted it into my vagina. As he was romping over me, he forbade me crying as he threatened to shoot me if I should open my mouth.
“But when I could not bear the pains any longer as blood was running out of my private part, he quickly took me into the vehicle and drove to the station, where he detained me from Thursday till Saturday. It was my uncle, Dr. Ime Stephen that came from Abuja and bailed me out with N10,000.”
Asked of her mother, Udo told our correspondent that her mom left her dad since she was a toddler and does not know how she looks like. She said her dad has been paralysed since the day he felt from the palm tree top. She added that she and her dad live on her uncle’s benevolence. Stephen, her uncle, said the inspector in question is a prosecutor. He added that he could not believe his eyes when the girl pointed at him as one who raped her from among the policemen who were on duty that time.
He said even his colleagues at the state Police Headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia, said he has been so reckless with women. He said: “We need justice if a police inspector could point a gun at a girl of 15 year old girl before raping her, it means he lacks the characters of police officers who are meant to protect lives and property of Nigerians.
“He is a fraud by also taking the girl into the police custody for three days and collected N10,000 as bail sum from the girl’s guardian. “We call for his dismissal from the force so that he can be prosecuted accordingly.” An artisan, Mr. Ndifreke Ibuotenang, 28, was also brutalised on Thursday by the same policemen.
Ibuotenang said he was returning from where he went to drink palm wine after work around 9pm, when the same police team accosted him and beat him to a pulp. Ibuotenang two eyes had been seriously affected. He was also said to be released on bail upon payment of N10,000 as the bail sum by the villagers.
When contacted, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Murtala Mani, confirmed the incident. Mani did not inform our reporter if the police have commenced investigation into the matter. He said: “Yes I am fully aware.”