UPDATE - Abia Governor’s wife, Nkechi visits lady allegedly raped by policemen, vows justice will prevail
The Wife of the Governor of Abia State, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu on Thursday visited the student of Abia State Polytechnic,Aba, who was allegedly raped by policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad in Aba.
The incident sparked off protests by students of the institution.
Reacting, Mrs Ikpeazu who was represented by Dr Suzzy Nwachukwu, a medical personnel attached to the Office of the Wife of the Governor, while visiting the medical facility where the victim was receiving treatment condemned the action of the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
She noted that the Governor’s wife vowed to ensure that the matter was not swept under the carpet, adding that her foundation, Vicar Hope, will foot the victim’s medical bills.
Mrs Ikpeazu 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.
Meanwhile, the state government has called on the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Janet Agbede to investigate allegations of harassment of students and other citizens by security agents in the State.
The Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who made this known said 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 Abiapoly students with a view to ensuring the protection of all law abiding citizens.
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