Friday, 24 September 2021

Abia First Lady Visits Student Raped By Policemen


 

The Wife of Abia State Governor, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu has visited the student of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, whose alleged rape by policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad in Aba sparked off protests by students of the institution with the assurance that her Foundation, Vicar Hope, will foot her medical bills as well as ensure justice is done in the matter. 


The Governor's wife who was represented by Dr Suzzy Nwachukwu, a medical personnel attached to the Office of the Wife of the Governor, in the visit to the medical facility where the victim was receiving treatment in Aba, condemned the action of perpetrators of the heinous crime and vowed to ensure that the matter was not swept under the carpet. 


She further directed that the lady be moved to another medical facility within the state for better care and warned those who are still allegedly threatening her to prepare for the full weight of the law.


ABIA ONLINE gathered that Mrs Ikpeazu had earlier called and spoken with the victim.


Meanwhile, the state government has called on the commissioner of police, Mrs Janet Agbede to expeditiously investigate allegations of harassment of students and other citizens by security agents in the state.

 

This was disclosed to newsmen by the Commisisoner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who informed that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed the police authorities to ensure full investigation and prosecution of officers who are engaged in harassing law abiding citizens to serve as deterrent to others.


According to him, Governor Ikpeazu is actively monitoring the situation with the alleged harassment and rape of Abia Poly students with a view to ensuring the protection of all law abiding citizens.

Source :Abiaonline 


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