Police commence probe officer over ‘sexual assault of 17-year-old’ in Enugu

By our reporter| Enugu commissioner of police, Ahmed Ammani on Saturday ordered the probe of an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old.

The state police command spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, who made the disclosure in a statement announced the development in a statement, said the officer, identified as Vincent Oke, is serving at the Awgu police division in the state.

According to the statement, the CP ordered the state criminal intelligence and investigation department to carry out a thorough probe into the allegation.

The police spokesperson said the alleged sexual assault occured in March 2022, but the family of the 17-year-old recently brought up the matter.

“The commissioner further directed that the investigation be concluded within the shortest possible time,” the statement reads.

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“He assured that the case would be given the deserved attention and that the ASP or any other person or persons found culpable, would be appropriately sanctioned.”

The development comes hours after operatives of the Ogun police command arrested one Michael Abiodun, identified as a pastor of The Light House Gospel Church, over the alleged rape of a 12-year-old member of his church.

According to the police, the cleric asked the victim to come to the church for “special prayer”.

The cleric was, however, said to have forced the girl into a room within the church premises where he allegedly raped her.

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