A 17- year- old girl, and resident of Ada George, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has accused a police officer, Salihu Kazeem of defilement and taking a video of her nude body after accusing her and her friend of stealing his N500,000.00.
The incident has been reported at Rumupakani (Ada George) Police Division where the alleged victim has written a statement and investigation commenced.
There are indications that the case file will be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Port Harcourt on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday for proper investigation considering the weight of the allegation against a serving Police Officer.
In an interview with Journalists, the alleged rape victim simply identifies as Binla said “it was on March this year, I was discussing with my friend about Job.
She told me that she was going to visit her friend that I should come with her, that maybe I could talk to the him, he may be able to help me.
So when I saw the man I talked him. He asked me my age, I told him, I am 17 year old.
He told me that since I am 17 year old there are some jobs that I cannot do. That he will see what he can do and get back to me.
“After then, he asked us if we have eaten, we said no. He gave us his ATM card that we should go and get anything we want to eat.
We went and bought food and came back with the ATM card and gave it back to him.
“So he started claiming after we gave him his ATM card that he has many debt alert in his phone, we asked him the amount he refused to tell us.
It was just recently he told us that he received debt alert of N500,000.00.
“So after that time he discharged my friend that brought me and kept me with the other girl I met there that he gave both of us the ATM card.
“He called his boys and told them we are thieves; they ordered us to pull our clothes. After pulling our clothes he videoed our nakedness.
He told us that if we don’t cooperate with him, he is going to spread the nude videos. He took us to a room and poured us teargas and slept with us till the next morning before discharging us.
“After then, like after one month he has been coming. He has home about three times any time he came and we refused to go with him, he will threaten us that he is going to share our nude videos on social media. Then I would go with him and he would sleep with me.
“This last one he came, I was not around. He told my friend they should tell me to come, when they told me, I refused to go.
Then on Monday when I was going to sew my slippers he met me on the road and asked me if my friend did not tell me to come, I said they told me ,
He asked me Why did I not come, I said nothing then he dragged my phone from my hand that I should come with him.
“That when I am ready to pay him the 500,000 that he lost in his account that I should come that is when he will give me the phone.
“Reaching today, I went to the Rumupakani (Ada George) Police station to go and lay compliant so after then Police went with me to the man’s house but we did not see him.
“After I went home people told me some boys came to look for me and I do not know the boys.
“My life is under threat. I don’t know if he is the one that sent the boys. I am calling on the public because my life is under threat”.
When contacted the Police Officer, Salihu Kazeem said the girls did not come back that night but later gave one of their friends the ATM card to give to him after several hours that fateful day.
He alleged that he has been receiving debt alert ever since he gave the girls his ATM card even as at Saturday, August 27,2022 he was talking to the press.
He denied taking nude videos of the girls while maintaining that they stole N500,000 from his account.
The Police officer however, accepted sleeping with the girl which he, paid her for all the times he had sex with her, and he did not rape her.
The Police Officer also accepted seizing the girl’s phone because one of her friends allegedly used her phone to threaten him.
Speaking on the matter, Festus Bonwin a lawyer who has been following up the matter called for a thorough investigation that will be devoid of sentiment and bias.
As at press time, the Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday has invited both parties to come on Tuesday.