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Kogi gov. probes commissioner over alleged sexual assault against 23-yr-old single mother

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has ordered a thorough investigation into allegations of battery and sexual assault against his Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumin Danga, by one, Elizabeth Oyeniyi aka, Queen Nina.

The lady is a 23-year-old single mother.

Nina, over the weekend, was alleged to have posted unsavoury commentaries about the Commissioner on her Facebook page, following which she was allegedly summoned from Okene by the latter, to Lokoja, the state capital, where she was allegedly battered, stripped, shot on video and made to sleep overnight with Danga, who vehemently denied the allegations.

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The Kogi State Government, in a statement issued, on Thursday, by Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said Governor Bello ordered immediate investigation into the matter.

The statement read, “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 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.

“We urge our people to continue observing the protocols of prevention and safety relating to the Covid-19 outbreak and reiterate our commitment to keeping our state free of the disease.”