Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has ordered the immediate investigation into the allegations of rape and physical assault leveled against the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumini Danga.
In a statement released in Lokoja, the state Commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said the governor has mandated that an investigation be carried out to ensure justice is served.
“The governor, being an avowed advocate of fundamental human rights is shocked by these allegations and will not allow them to go uninvestigated. The governor has ordered accelerated investigation into the matter and hereby assures both accuser and accused, as well as the general public, that the whole truth will be uncovered and justice served as appropriate.
We 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” the commissioner said
Recall that Elizabeth Oyeniyi, a resident of the state, came out to accuse Mr Danga of physically and sexually assaulting her over a facebook post she made about him on her page on March 29th.
Oyeniyi had published a post asking the Commissioner to be generous to his immediate family as he is with members of the public. She said this infuriated the Commissioner who she alleged arranged some men to pick her up, bring her to his apartment where he flogged her and then raped her. Read initial story here.