Kogi State commissioner for Water Resources Abdumumuni Danga has been accused of abduction, assaults and battering of a young lady who termed herself a Beauty Queen.
The victim, Elizabeth Oyeniyi while narrating her ordeal to an NGO, Dorothy Njemanze Foundation said the commissioner abducted and battered her for advising him to be responsible to his family members.
Elizabeth who is in her early 20’s and a single mother of one, said when she heard that the commissioner was distributing relief materials for Covid19, she make a post on social media asking him to lend helping hand to his sister who happened to be her friend.
She ended the post with the popular saying “Charity Begins At Home”
The post angered the commissioner who ordered her to be abducted from Okene to Lokoja along with his own sister and Elizabeth son.
According to her, “On 29 March, the commissioner was shown my post and he ordered some boys to pick me and they took me and his sister from Okene to Lokoja (70km) and the commissioner personally flogged us.
“He tore my cloth and make a naked video of me which he threatened to circulate and he kept me in his Lokoja House asking me to make another post apologizing and countering my first post where I told him to assist his sister with the reference ‘charity begins at home”.
“He did not release me on that day but kept me in his house. In the night, he made sexual advances at me. And I allowed him to have sex with me because of fear and anxiety.
“He only took me back to Okene the second day because they have assignment in Okene.”
Elizabeth said till now she is living in fear and hiding as she believed she might still be attacked by the commissioner.
When contacted, the Commissioner refused to pick his calls or responded to text messages sent to his mobile line.
Reacting, the state governor, Yahaya Bello said he has ordered a full scale investigation into the trending issue,stressing that the idea that the state government wants to covered up the accused was not true.
The governor in a statement signed by commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo read apart, “The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to the allegations of assault, battery and other serious crimes levied against the above-named individual who is a serving Commissioner in Kogi State.
It is alleged that he is involved in the alleged abduction and assault of a woman which allegedly occurred in Lokoja recently.
“His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, who is an avowed advocate of the fundamental rights of Nigerian citizens, and especially within the boundaries of our dear State is shocked by these accusations.
“Accordingly, the Governor has ordered accelerated investigation into the matter and hereby assures both accuser and accused, as well as the general public, that the whole truth will be uncovered and justice served as appropriate.
“The Kogi State Government reaffirms its unalloyed commitment to the protection of everyone from all forms of oppression, and will not tolerate violence against women or children under any form or guise.
“We give our word that if these allegations are proven, everyone found culpable will be brought to justice.”